Health Alert Issued For Perdue Chicken Tenders

Sources: NJ News 12

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)is issuing a public health alert for Perdue’s frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast tenders “gluten free” that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small pieces of clear plastic and blue dye.

Forty-two-ounce plastic bags containing “PERDUE CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS GLUTEN FREE” with a “Best if Used By: 07 12 23” and a lot number of 2193 above the use by date.

The chicken was produced on July 12, 2022. The products bear establishment number “P-33944” immediately below the “Best if Used By:” date on the back of the plastic bag. These items were shipped to BJ’s Wholesale Club retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the establishment reported to FSIS that it received a complaint from a consumer reporting a chicken tender had a small piece of clear plastic and blue dye inside it. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

A health alert rather than a product recall was requested because the product is no longer available for purchase.

Consumers with questions may call the Perdue Foods LLC hotline at 866-866-3703; the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854); or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.

Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline @ usda . gov. For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

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