Gluten-free chicken nuggets recalled due to possible wood contamination

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Certain packages of Perdue chicken nuggets have been recalled after people said the products were contaminated with wood pieces.

- A GA-based company is recalling more than 68,000 pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets after consumers discovered wood in them.

The ready-to-eat bites in question come in 22-ounce frozen packages with a best-by date of 10/25/19 and UPC Bar Code 72745-80656, with a "P-33944" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Those who have purchased the chicken nuggets are urged not to consume them.

The company says there have been no reports of injury assocated with the product.

The FSIS reports three consumers issued complaints of wood in nuggets, prompting the recall. The company said it made a decision to voluntarily recall the bags of frozen, ready-to-eat nuggets "out of an abundance of caution" but added that no injuries have been reported.

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Wood pieces are far from the most freakish material to be found in processed food.

However, meat and poultry recalls from the US Department of Agriculture increased by 83 percent over the five-year period.

According to the researchers, one in six Americans get sick from eating contaminated food, leading to around 3,000 deaths each year.

"Public health is our top priority and FDA is working hard to ensure the USA food supply remains among the safest in the world", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted January 17 in response to the current political state.

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