Perdue recalls chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with wood

Published: Jan. 18, 2019 at 6:39 AM CST
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If you have chicken nuggets in your freezer, take a close look at them.

Perdue Foods announced a nationwide recall of more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets.

Officials with the company said the food may be contaminated with wood pieces.

Perdue became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed.

There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

The ready-to-eat chicken nuggets were produced in October 2018, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The recalled food have an expiration date of Oct. 25, 2019, and UPC Bar Code "72745-80656" on the label. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Federal health officials say some products may be in consumers' freezers, and warned people to throw them away or return them to the seller.

Perdue described it as an isolated incident, saying only a "minimal amount" of packages may contain pieces of wood. It said it's recalling nuggets produced during the same product run out of an abundance of caution.

If you have any of these packages in your home, please do not consume the product and contact Perdue Foods at 877-727-3447 for a full refund of your purchase.

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