WASHINGTON — Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,568,080 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, and metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service stated in a media release.

This is a Class I recall, described by the USDA as a "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

The scope of this recall expansion 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 following products are subject to recall:

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of 6116 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Nuggets Nugget Shaped Chicken Patties, with use by/sell by dates of Oct. 23, 2016 and March 1, 2017; and packaging dates of Oct. 23, 2015 and March 1, 2016.

●20-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of 6145 Gold Kist Farms Menu Right Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Nuggets Breaded Nugget Shaped Chicken Patties with use by/sell by dates of May 28, 2106 and April 27, 2016; and packaging dates of May 28, 2015 and April 27, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “6253 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Homestyle Breaded Strip Shaped Chicken Patties” with use by/sell by dates of April 27, 2016 and August 6, 2016, and packaging dates of April 27, 2015 and August 6, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “6353 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Homestyle Breaded Breakfast Chicken Patties” with use/by sell by dates of Sept. 17, 2016 and Sept. 21, 2016 and packaging dates Sept. 17, 2015 and Sept. 21, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “6654 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Homestyle Breaded Chicken Patty” with use by/sell by dates of May 11, 2016, June 5, 2016, and Aug. 21, 2015, and packaging dates of May 11, 2015, June 5, 2015, and Aug. 21, 2014.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “66660 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Hot & Spicy Breaded Chicken Patty” with use by/sell by date of July 18, 2016 and packaging date of July 18, 2015.

●20-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “69160 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Popcorn Style Chicken Patty Fritters” with use/by sell by dates of Aug. 19, 2016 and Sept. 25, 2016, and packaging dates of Aug. 19, 2015 and Sept. 25, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “70340 Pierce Chicken Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Tenderloins” with a use by/sell by dates of Sept. 28, 2016, Sept. 25, 2016, and Nov. 9, 2016, and packaging dates of Sept. 28, 2015, Sept. 25, 2015, and Nov. 9, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing of 5-pound clear bags of “612100 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Nuggets Nugget Shaped Chicken Patties” with use by/sell by dates of July 11, 2016, Nov. 9, 2016, and Nov. 25, 2016 and packaging dates of July 11, 2015, Nov. 9, 2015, and Nov. 25, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “615300 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-style Breaded Chicken Nuggets Nugget Shaped Chicken Patties” with  use by/ sell by dates of Oct. 8, 2016, Oct. 9, 2016, Oct. 3, 2016, Oct. 20, 2016, Nov. 24, 2016, Oct. 1, 2016, Oct. 16, 2016, Oct. 14, 2016, and packaging dates of Oct. 8, 2015, Oct. 1, 2015, Oct. 16, 2015, Oct. 9, 2015, Oct. 3, 2015, Oct. 20, 2015, Nov. 24, 2015, and Oct. 14, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “625300 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-style Breaded Chicken Strip Shaped Chicken Patties” with a use by/sell by date of Oct. 16, 2016, and a packaging date of Oct. 16, 2015.

●20-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “633100 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-style Breaded Breakfast Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” with a use by/sell by date of Oct. 3, 2016, and a packaging date of Oct. 3, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “662100 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Patties” with  use by/sell by dates of Oct. 7, 2016 and Aug. 13, 2016, and packaging dates of Oct. 7, 2015 and Aug. 13, 2015.

●30-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “665400 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-style Breaded Chicken Patties” with  use by/sell by dates of Oct. 6, 2016, July 24, 2016, July 1, 2016, July 25, 2016, Aug. 29, 2016, Sept. 12, 2016, Dec. 2, 2016, Dec. 21, 2016, and packaging dates of Oct. 6, 2015, July 24, 2015, July 1, 2015, July 25, 2015, Aug. 29, 2016, Sept. 12, 2016, Dec. 2, 2016, Dec. 21, 2016.

●30-pound boxes containing of 5-pound clear bags of “666600 Gold Kist Farms Fully Cooked Whole Grain Hot & Spicy Breaded Chicken Patties” with use by/sell by dates of Oct. 8, 2016, Sept. 29, 2015, Sept. 30, 2016, and packaging dates of Oct. 8, 2015, Sept. 29, 2015, Sept. 30, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “92105 Sweet Georgia Brand FULLY COOKED WHOLE GRAIN Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets Breaded Nugget Shaped Chicken Patties With Rib Meat” with a use/by sell by date of May 28, 2016, and a packaging date of May 28, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “92430 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Tenderloins” with use by/sell by dates of Sept. 28, 2016, Nov. 9, 2016, and packaging dates of Sept. 28, 2016, Nov. 9, 2016.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “93406 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Whole Grain Popcorn Style Chicken Patty Fritters” with a use by/sell by date of May 28, 2016 and a packaging date of May 28, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “94208 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Whole Grain Hot And Spicy Breaded Chicken Patty” with a use by date of July 18, 2016 and a packaging date of July 18, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “96965 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Nuggets Nugget Shaped Chicken Patties” with a use by/sell by date of Oct. 14, 2016 and a packaging date of Oct. 14, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “96971 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Patties With Rib Meat” with a use by/sell by date of Oct. 8, 2016 and a packaging date of Oct. 8, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “96973 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Patties” with use by/sell by dates of July 24, 2016, July 1, 2016, Dec. 2, 2016, Sept. 12, 2016, and packaging dates of July 24, 2015, July 1, 2015, Dec. 2, 2015, Sept. 12, 2015.

●10-pound boxes containing 5-pound clear bags of “96978 Sweet Georgia Brand Fully Cooked Whole Grain Hot And Spicy Breaded Chicken Patties” with use by/sell by dates of Oct. 8, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2016, and packaging dates of Oct. 8, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2016.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  Additional information on production dates and case codes can be found here.

●On April 7, 2016, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp recalled approximately 40,780 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets produced on Oct. 5, 2015. The following product is subject to recall:

●20-lb. cardboard boxes containing two, 10-lb. clear plastic bags of fully cooked chicken nuggets labeled as “GOLD KIST FARMS Fully Cooked Whole Grain Popcorn Style Chicken Patty Fritters” with package codes 5278105021, 5278105022, 5278105023, 5278105000, and 5278105001.

 The products subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 20728” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for institutional use nationwide. According to Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. records, schools have purchased products through the company’s commercial channels.

The problem was first discovered after the firm received several consumer complaints regarding plastic contamination of the chicken nuggets. The firm notified FSIS personnel of the issue on April 6, 2016. FSIS personnel identified more affected product types and dates of production after investigating additional consumer complaints of foreign material contamination received by the recalling firm.

 

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the products are no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact James Brown, Consumer Relations Manager, at 800-321-1470. Media with questions about the recall can contact Cameron Bruett, Head of Corporate Affairs, at 970-506-7801.

 Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.