Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is recalling about 58,000 pounds of breaded popcorn chicken that might be contaminated with pieces of rubber, the USDA announced.
Publix Super Markets in Florida received the frozen, not-ready-to-eat chicken to use in store delis, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The following product produced Jan. 4, 2019, is subject to recall:
Twenty-pound boxes containing eight clear bags of “UNCOOKED POPCORN STYLE CHICKEN BREAST CHUNK FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with a “USE BY 10 01 2019” date and lot codes of 9004101012, 9004101013, 9004101014, 9004101015, 9004101016, 9004101017, 9004101018, 9004101019, 9004101020, 9004101021, 9004101022, 9004101000 and 9004101001.
The boxes have establishment number P-7091A inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The problem was discovered on Jan. 30 when Publix employees informed Pilgrim’s Pride of a consumer complaint about white rubber in the products.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions. The chicken should be thrown away or returned to the store.
Consumers with questions about the recall may contact James Brown, Pilgrim’s Pride consumer relations, at 800-321-1470.