Have you checked what’s in your freezer? If you’re thinking of pulling out some chicken for dinner tonight, you may want to double check the packaging. Chicken producer Perdue has recalled over 30,000 pounds of chicken sold nationwide over the possibility of containing bone pieces.
The recall covers many organic chicken products produced last March with an expiration date of May 20. Perdue specifically recalled the Simply Smart and Chef Quik branded chicken nuggets, tenders and patties. These brands are the specialty gluten free and organic brands for Perdue.
The danger of chicken bones
Chicken nuggets and tenders are popular foods, but especially with children. You may feel like you’re doing the responsible thing by feeding your child gluten-free breaded chicken nuggets or tenders, but chicken bone pieces could present a choking hazard to your little ones. Be aware that anyone can choke on a piece of chicken bone, especially if they’re unaware of it, but children have smaller wind pipes than adults. This increases the risk for choking.
You should also be aware of the potential dangers of unsuspectingly biting down on a chicken bone. Biting down on a chicken bone can crack, chip or otherwise damage a tooth. These injuries are painful and can lead to expensive dental procedures such as crowns or bonding to repair the damaged tooth.
Chicken recalls have become common recently
This is the fourth chicken-related food recall in the last six months and the second for Perdue alone. Before you decide to prepare that chicken in your freezer tonight, check the production and expiration dates to make sure that chicken isn’t in a recall.