FSIS issues public health warning for Perdue frozen ready-to-eat chicken tender products due to adulteration
Washington, August 23, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health warning for Perdue’s frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast tenders “gluten-free.” Clear plastic and blue dye. No recall was requested as the product is no longer available for purchase.
Frozen RTE chicken breast ‘Gluten Free’ was manufactured on July 12, 2022. The following products are subject to public health warnings. [view labels]:
- 42 oz. A plastic bag containing ‘PERDUE CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS GLUTEN FREE’, ‘Best if Used By: 07 12 23’, lot number 2193 and expiry date.
The office number “P-33944” is written on the back of the plastic bag just below the “best before” date. These items were shipped to his BJ Wholesale Club retail stores nationwide.
The issue was discovered when the facility reported to FSIS that it had received consumer complaints of clear plastic bits and blue dye in its chicken tenders.
There have been no confirmed reports of side effects from consuming these products. People who are concerned about their illness should contact their health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumer freezers. Consumers who purchase these products are urged not to consume them.These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Media members with questions about the public health alert can contact Andrea Staub, Senior Vice President, Perdue Foods LLC at 410-341-2755 or email [email protected] . Consumers with questions can call her Perdue Foods LLC hotline at 866-866-3703.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ) via Ask USDA. Consumers can also view food safety messages on Ask USDA or email their questions to [email protected]. A consumer who needs to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product has his 24-hour access to the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/). increase.