Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is recalling approximately 58,020 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The frozen, not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded chicken items were produced on January 4, 2019, at the company’s establishment in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
The following product is subject to recall: 20-lb. boxes containing 8 clear bags of Pierce brand Uncooked Popcorn Style Chicken Breast Chunk Fritters with Rib Meat. The products being recalled have a “Use by 10 01 2019” date and lot codes of 9004101012, 9004101013, 9004101014, 9004101015, 9004101016, 9004101017, 9004101018, 9004101019, 9004101020, 9004101021, 9004101022, 9004101000 and 9004101001.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7091A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Publix Super Markets in Florida for deli food service use.
The problem was discovered on January 30, 2019 when the company was informed by Publix Super Markets’ employees about a consumer complaint regarding white rubber in the products.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be 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
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 James Brown, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation’s consumer relations, at +1.800.321.1470.
The Pilgrim’s recall is one of four recalls from Top Poultry Companies in North America during the past two weeks. Other companies issuing recent recalls include Sofina Foods, Perdue Foods and Tyson Foods.