Pilgrim's Pride recalls 4.5 million pounds of fully-cooked chicken
Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling approximately 4,568,080 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, such as including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The recall has been expanded to now includes a variety of chicken products associated with extraneous material contamination.
The chicken products were produced on various dates between Aug. 21, 2014, to March 1, 2016. The problem was first discovered after Pilgrim's Pride received several consumer complaints about plastic contamination of the chicken nuggets.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should not consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.