Following a consumer complaint, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. initiated a recall of almost 60,000 pounds of chicken nuggets from retailers in four states.
Although retailers are being instructed to pull the frozen chicken nuggets, there is concern about nuggets consumers may have already purchased, according to a recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service).
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase” the recall notice says. As of the posting of the notice no injuries had been confirmed.
Pilgrim’s Pride reports distributing the recalled 59,800 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets to retailers in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas. All of the recalled nuggets are marked with the Establishment number of “P-20728” printed on individual retail packages as well as product cases.
Consumers and retailers can look for the following label information to determine whether they have the nuggets:
4-pound plastic bag packages containing “Pilgrim’s FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS,” with a Best-By date of 06 MAY 2021 and lot code of 0127 printed on the retail package. Product cases contain lot codes 0127105009, 0127105010, 0127105011, 0127105012, 0127105013, 0127105014, 0127105015, or 0127105016 printed on the box.
The FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Ed Tyrrell, consumer relations manager for Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., at 800-321-1470.