Over 68,000 pounds of the gluten-free nuggets may be contaminated.


Perdue Farms is recalling over 68,000 pounds of their chicken nugget products after finding they may have been contaminated with wood, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Thursday.

The recalled 22-oz. frozen SimplySmart Organics Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Nugget packages have a “best-by” date of Oct. 25, 2019 and were shipped to stores nationwide.

The company received three consumer complaints that wood was found in the chicken nuggets. Perdue then notified FSIS on Jan. 17.

Although there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions after eating the product, Perdue is taking precaution with the recall.

Credit: USDA

Consumers who may have purchased the product are urged not to eat the nuggets, and to either throw them away or return packages to their place of purchase.

Despite the partial government shutdown, both the FDA and USDA reported that their safety inspectors continue to work.

“Public health is our top priority and FDA is working hard to ensure the U.S. food supply remains among the safest in the world,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Jan. 17 in response to the current political state.

To see a full list of current recalls, visit the USDA website here.