January 28 2019

'Fun Shape' Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled Due to Mislabeled Allergen

By: Rich Hosford

Check your freezer for a popular snack aimed at children to see if you have something subject to a recall.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Monday that Perdue Foods is recalling approximately 16,011 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nugget products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.


The chicken nugget items in question were produced on Jan. 10, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:


- 12-oz. packages of “PERDUE Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets” with a “Use by” date of “March 11, 2019” and lot codes 17009010 – 19009010.


The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts and eleven other states.


FSIS say the problem was discovered when a retail store notified the company of an incorrect label. The establishment investigated and determined that the incorrect back label was applied to the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, FSIS says. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators,” the recall notice states. “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.”


Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Perdue Consumer Care at 1-866-866-3703.


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