Parents of picky eaters everywhere—take notice. There are two more chicken nugget recalls of which all parents need to be aware. For those playing along at home, these recalls now bring the total number of chicken nugget recalls up to three—just in January 2019 alone.

Here’s the rundown on all three recalls so far.

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photo: Courtesy of Tyson Foods

Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets

Why They Were Recalled

On Jan. 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that Tyson is recalling approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with rubber. The Tyson nuggets were recalled because a small number of consumers contacted the company to say they had found small pieces of soft, blue rubber in the nuggets. As of today, no injuries have been reported with this recall. Representatives for Tyson Foods directed consumers to a company press release online when asked for comment. 

Where They Were Sold

Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets in 5-pound bags were sold at club stores in Arizona, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Utah.

What to Look For

The recall includes 5-pound bags of Tyson® Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets purchased since November 26, 2018, check the following information to see if they are included in the recall. Bags will have a UPC of 0 23700 03558 5, “best if used by” dates of November 26, 2019, case codes 3308SDL03 with time stamps of 23:00 to 01:59 and establishment number P13556.

photo: Courtesy of Purdue Farms

Perdue Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets

Why They Were Recalled

In addition to the Tyson recall, Perdue Foods issued a second chicken nugget recall (voluntarily) in as many weeks on Jan. 28, 2019 for more than 16,000 pounds of refrigerated chicken nuggets because of an undeclared allergen and an incorrect UPC code. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, resulting from people eating these nuggets with this recall. Representatives for Perdue Farms directed consumers to a company press release online when asked for comment. 

Where They Were Sold

Perdue Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets in 12-oz. packages were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, DC, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

What to Look For

The recall includes 12-ounce packages of PERDUE Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets, check for a Use By date of Mar 11, 2019, lot codes 17009010–19009010 and establishment number P-369 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

photo: Courtesy of Purdue Farms

Perdue SimplySmart Organics Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets

Why They Were Recalled

On Jan. 18, 2019, the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service announced a voluntary recall of 68,244 pounds of Perdue SimplySmart Organics gluten-free breaded chicken breast nuggets. The Purdue SimplySmart nuggets were voluntarily recalled following three consumer complaints that wood was found in the chicken nugget packages. Representatives for Perdue Farms directed consumers to a company press release online when asked for comment. 

Where They Were Sold

The affected products include 22-oz. plastic bag packages that were sold nationwide.

What to Look For

The recall includes 22-ounce plastic bags of frozen “PERDUE SimplySmart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS GLUTEN FREE” with "Best By: Date 10/25/19” and UPC Bar Code 72745-80656 represented on the label.

What Parents Can Do

Check your freezer and do not eat any chicken nuggets if they match any of the recalled products above!

For recalled Tyson chicken nuggets, discard the product, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the packaging and mail it to the following address for a full refund:

Tyson Foods Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 219
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

If you have questions, call the special toll-free line at 1-888-747-7611. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central.

Customers who purchased Perdue chicken nuggets affected by either recall may call Perdue at 866-866-3703 to receive a full refund.

––Karly Wood

 

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