Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is recalling about 60,000 pounds of chicken products due to possible rubber contamination, a U.S. public health watchdog said on February 1, making it the third American meat producer in less than a week to recall chicken products.
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Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling about 60,000 pounds of breaded chicken, including popcorn style chicken breast chunk fritters with rib, produced on January 4, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The issue came to light on January 30 when an employee at Publix Super Markets in Florida told the company about a consumer complaint regarding white rubber in the products, FSIS said in a release.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the popcorn style chicken, the FSIS said.