60,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets Are Being Recalled

Before you whip up lunch, you may want to take a second glance at your freezer for these frozen chicken nuggets.

Recalls never slow down. Last week, it was bagged salads that caused a cyclospora outbreak. Now, you’ll want to take a quick peek in your freezer.

According to a notice from FSIS, approximately 59,800 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets are recalled. This frozen chicken nuggets recall affects four states right now: Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Texas. If you live in any of these states and recently bought chicken nuggets, you’ll want to take a look at the packaging.

What nuggets are recalled?

The recalled nuggets come from Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, located in Waco, Texas. They’re marketed specifically as chicken breast nuggets. The recall was issued after a consumer complaint that unexpected materials—namely, rubber pieces—were found in the meat.

Fortunately, there are no reported illnesses or injuries associated with the recall. FSIS and Pilgrim’s Pride urge buyers to sneak a peek at their freezer inventory, just to make sure the recalled nuggets aren’t stashed somewhere between the frozen veggies.

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How do I know if I have these nuggets?

Luckily, these nuggets aren’t too tough to spot. The contaminated nuggets come in 4-pound bags containing Pilgrim’s Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets. Every bag is stamped with the “Best By” date of May 6, 2021 and lot code 0127.

There are also lot codes printed on the boxes they’re shipped in—here’s the list to look out for:

  • 0127105009
  • 0127105010
  • 0127105011
  • 0127105012
  • 0127105013
  • 0127105014
  • 0127105015
  • 0127105016

You should also skim through the product images available on the FSIS site to help identify any recalled nuggets in your freezer.

Here’s why recalls are actually a good thing, according to the FDA.

I have these nuggets! What should I do with them?

It’s always important to heed the advice of FSIS and avoid consuming recalled food items. You do have a few options, of course. You can either toss the nuggets or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. If you’re still craving something for dinner tonight, most retailers will allow you to exchange recalled products for fresh items.

For any questions, you can contact Pilgrim’s Pride Customer Relations Manager Ed Tyrrell at 800-321-1470. The USDA is also accepting questions via live chat or phone at 1-888-674-6854.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.