WASHINGTON, August 23, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert about Perdue’s “gluten-free” frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breasts that may be contaminated with foreign material, especially small pieces of clear plastic and blue paint. A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available for purchase.
Frozen RTE Chicken Breast Tenders “Gluten Free” was manufactured on July 12, 2022. The following product is subject to a public health alert [view labels]:
- 42 oz. plastic bags containing “PERDUE CHICKEN BRIAST TENDERS FREE GLUTEN” with a “Best if used by: 07 12 23” and a lot number 2193 above the use by date.
The products bear the company number “P-33944” immediately below the “Best if used by:” date on the back of the plastic bag. These items were shipped to BJ’s Wholesale Club retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered when the facility reported to FSIS that it received a complaint from a consumer reporting that a chicken tender had a small piece of clear, blue plastic inside.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
FSIS is concerned that a product may be in consumers’ freezers. Customers who have purchased these products are requested not to consume them. These products must be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Members of the media with questions about the public health alert may contact Andrea Staub, Senior Vice President of Perdue Foods LLC, at 410-341-2755 or by email at email@example.com. Consumers with questions can call the Perdue Foods LLC hotline at 866-866-3703.
Consumers with food safety questions can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live through Ask the USDA 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask the USDA or email a question to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.