More than 90,000 lbs of frozen chicken nuggets, produced by Perdue Farms, were recalled today due to pieces of blue plastic found by consumers who had bought the product. The chicken nuggets in question were all stocked and sold at Wal-Mart locations across the country.
The United States Department of Agriculture (UDSDA) marked the risk of injury posed to consumers as “low,” though all who purchased the contaminated chicken nuggets are encouraged to return their product for a full refund.
Perdue Chicken Nugget Recall Facts
There have been no reported injuries yet in conjunction with the food product and no personal injury claims have been filed. Still, as the Washington Post reported in early July, consumers tend to suffer from a certain kind of “recall fatigue,” in which they passively ignore calls to return products if the risk does not seem high.
Since the risk posed by bits of plastic in Perdue’s chicken nuggets is reported as relatively low, chances are good that many will ignore the recall, if they don’t simply miss it altogether.
This could be hazardous for toddlers and other small children who may eat the food, and who might have a harder time getting past bits of plastic than a larger child or adult. If you have purchased the recalled chicken nuggets, please remember to return them.