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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Perdue gluten-free chicken nuggets recalled because they may contain wood

Georgia-based Perdue Foods issued a recall this week for 68,244 pounds of SimplySmart gluten-free, organic breaded chicken nuggets after three customers reported finding wood in the nuggets. The USDA’s Food Safety And Inspection Service has published the recall notice, which notes that said nuggets “may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically wood.”

The notice affects 22-oz. plastic-bag, frozen packages labeled “Perdue SimplySmart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets Gluten Free, with best by date 10/25/19 and UPC bar code 72745-80656. (View a label here.)


Publishers Notes: Yet when you check the label on a container of grated Parmesan cheese, one of the ingredients may well be cellulose (wood pulp).


Anonymous said...

Is that what gives them that nice hickory or maple flavor?

Anonymous said...

Wood is gluten free ?

Anonymous said...

'wood' has been found in MANY food products...

Anonymous said...

Perdue is used to paying off legal settlements. Poor old Frank had a many a DUI accidents that were paid to go away