Nearly 60,000 pounds of chicken nuggets being recalled because they may contain rubber material

Nearly 60,000 lbs. of chicken nuggets being recalled because they may contain a rubber material

Pilgrim’s Pride fully-cooked chicken breast nuggets are being recalled because there is a possibility they contain rubber.

The Texas-based company received a complaint after a customer found rubber pieces in their chicken nuggets, according to CNN. The 4-lb. bags in the recall may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically flexible rubber material, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Sunday.

The nuggets in question have a best-buy date of May 6, 2021, and can be identified with a code of 0127 and “P-20728” that is printed on the packaging. The potentially contaminated food was shipped to retailers in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas.

The product being recalled:
  • 4-lb. plastic bag packages containing Pilgrim’s FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS.
  • The cases have lot codes 0127105009, 0127105010, 0127105011, 0127105012, 0127105013, 0127105014, 0127105015, or 0127105016 printed on the box
  • The products also have “P-20728” printed on the packages

James E. Rogers, the Director of Food Safety Research and Testing and Consumer Reports says although only one package of nuggets has been found to include rubber, the rubber pieces may be too small to be seen and is concerned that could still cause issues when ingested.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported due to the rubber pieces but officials urge consumers to throw away bags that they think may be contaminated, return them to the store they were bought at for a refund, or call the Pilgrim’s Pride customer service hotline at 800-321-1470 so they can process a refund.

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