Some people's precious chicken eggs could have more ingredients than they negotiated. On Thursday, Perdue Foods announced a voluntary recall of nearly 70,000 pounds of its frozen, gluten-free nuggets, over concerns they might have been contaminated with wood. The recall will affect the nuggets sold throughout the country.
According to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall was detected by three customers complaining to Perdue Foods about finding three in their nuggets. FSIS also received a similar complaint. However, at this time, the agency has not received any verified reports of damage from eating forested nuggets.
The recall will affect a group of "SimplySmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nugget Products" produced October 25 last year. They have an expiration date October 25, 2019 and a UPC barcode on "72745-80656." They can also be identified with the establishment number "P-33944" located in the USDA tag.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in the consumer's freezers," said the agency in its announcement of the recall. "Consumers who have purchased these products are encouraged not to consume them. These products must be disposed of or returned to the place of purchase. "The USDA revocation announcement may seem unusual, given the ongoing government termination, but while many of the agency's functions have been shuttered, including the maintenance of the USDA site, priority areas remain open, including food inspections of Meat and Poultry and Recall Messages The Food and Drug Administration has at the same time resumed inspections of high-risk substances such as soft cheeses and certain seafood products this week, having first closed all routine food inspections.
That does not necessarily mean our food is fine The FDA is responsible for regulating about 80 percent of the country's food supply, and high-risk foods make up only one-third of all agency inspections, many of which have been retained or brought back by FDA and USDA also work without pay.