MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 31,000 pounds of Perdue ready-to-eat chicken products are being recalled because the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The fully cooked chicken products are Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders, Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Nuggest, Perdue Simply Smart Organics Breaded Chicken Strips, as well as 2 bulk boxes of Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders and Chicken Strips, they said. All products were produced on March 21, 2019.

The products bear establishment number “EST. P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The following items are being recalled:

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  • 11.2 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS – GLUTEN FREE” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001437 on the label.
  • 12 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS – WHOLE GRAIN” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-001642 on the label.
  • 12 oz. plastic trays containing “PERDUE Simply Smart ORGANICS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST STRIPS – WHOLE GRAIN” with a “USE BY MAY 20 2019” and UPC bar code of 072745-002656 on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Breaded Chicken Tenders Boneless Tender Shaped Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 22143 on the label.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “Chef Quik Chicken Breast Strips Strip Shaped Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with Case Code 77265 on the label.

The problem was discovered after FSIS and the company received consumer complaints, said the company. Although there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products, the FSIS is concerned that the products may be in consumers' freezers. 

 

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