The U.S Department of Agriculture announced on February 1 a recall of more than 58,000 pounds of not-ready-to-eat breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with rubber.
This is the second major recall this week because of the issue. The problem was discovered on January 30 when the company was informed by Publix Super Market about a consumer complaint.
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. Federal health officials are 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.
The items at issue were produced on January 4, 2019, and are 20-lb. boxes containing 8 clear bags of “UNCOOKED POPCORN STYLE CHICKEN BREAST CHUNK FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with 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.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact James Brown, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation’s consumer relations, at (800) 321-1470. Media members with questions about the recall can contact Cameron Bruett, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation’s media relations, at (970) 506-7801.