Perdue Recalls Chicken Nuggets Due to Wood Contamination

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Perdue is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with wood.

The gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets were produced on Oct. 25 and were sold at stores nationwide. They have a UPC bar code of 72745-80656 and the establishment number of P-33944 in the US Agriculture Department inspection mark.

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Photo shows gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets. The product received three complaints that wood was found in the nuggets. (Screenshot/CNN)

The USDA says Perdue received three complaints that wood was found in the nuggets.

The USDA says there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions. However, the product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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Photo shows gluten free Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets. The product received three complaints that wood was found in the nuggets. (Screenshot/CNN)

Perdue says it is recalling the product out of an abundance of caution.

More Than 11,000 Pounds of Chicken and Pork Sausage Recalled Over Metal Pieces

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11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage products produced by R. L. Zeigler Co. were recalled on Dec. 30, 2018. (USDA)

More than 11,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and pork sausage was recalled due to possibly being contaminated with pieces of metal.

The recall from R. J. Zeigler Co., an Alabama-based company, was made due to the finding that the products “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal,” the United States Department of Agriculture stated in an alert.

All of the meat products were produced on Nov. 29, 2018.

There are two categories, both in 24-ounce plastic packages. One package contains approximately nine links of “ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” and the other contains approximately nine links of “EXTRA HOT ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS.”

Both products have a “use by” date of Jan. 24, 2019.

The products have the establishment number “EST. P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were shipped nationwide.

Consumer complaints received about the products on Dec. 13 and Dec. 27, triggered an investigation which concluded on Dec. 29, and prompted the company to alert the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. 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 service stated.

Anyone with questions was asked to contact Jeff Berry at R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. at (334) 410-9845.

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This June 12, 2012 file photo shows a Kroger store in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Kroger Issues Recall for Some Shrimp

Kroger issued a recall for shrimp products sold in three states, saying the products could be contaminated.

“The product may be under-cooked, which could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens,” the company said in the recall (pdf).

“Please return the product to this store for a full refund.”

People who bought the products should not consume them and should return them to the store at which they purchased the shrimp, Kroger said.

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Illustration of Salmonella bacteria. (CDC)

The recall is only for shrimp products sold in central and northwest Ohio, Michigan, and northwest Virginia, a Kroger spokesperson told CBS. The recall included Fry’s, King Soopers, and Smith’s, which are all grocery stores owned by Kroger.

All of the recalled bags of shrimp have sell-by dates of Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, 2020, according to WDIV.

The recalled products are as follows:

Sand Bar cooked shrimp 26/30, two-pound packages, UPC code 11110-64115.
Shrimp cooked, tail-on, 26/30, frozen service case, UPC 69439-XXXXX, package size varies.
Shrimp, grab and go service case, UPC 69447-XXXXX, package size varies.
Shrimp cooked, 26/30, seasoned, service case, UPC 69472-XXXXX, package size varies.
Shrimp cooked, 26/30, tail on, frozen service case, UPC 89439-XXXXX, package size varies.
Shrimp cooked, service case, UPC 89461-XXXXX, package size varies.
Shrimp cooked, seasoned, 26/30, service case, UPC 98107-XXXXX. Package size varies.
Shrimp cocktail, 26/30, UPC 99479-5XXXX, package size varies.
Shrimp, cooked, peeled, 26/30, UPC 40401-370681, two-pound packages

Consumers can contact the Aqua Star Consumer Hotline at 1-800-232-6280 with any questions.

“We are sorry for this inconvenience. Your safety is important to us,” the company stated.

NTD reporter Zack Stieber contributed to this report.