Bits of plastic lead to Perdue nugget recall

By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporter


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Perdue Farms is recalling 91,872 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because some of the products may contain pieces of plastic, the company said Tuesday.

Perdue said some of the "Great Value" brand nuggets sold at Wal-Mart stores in the United States could have been contaminated because a small blue plastic ring got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed.

The company said the recall represents an "abundance of caution."

The recalled products - 50,688 packages in total - have a "best if used by date" of June 9, 2011. On the back of the packages appears the numbers 89008A, 0160 and P-33944.

No other Great Value brand chicken, or any other Perdue products, are involved in the recall.

Customers can return the recalled products to Perdue for a full refund.  To top of page

Frontline troops push for solar energy
The U.S. Marines are testing renewable energy technologies like solar to reduce costs and casualties associated with fossil fuels. Play
25 Best Places to find rich singles
Looking for Mr. or Ms. Moneybags? Hunt down the perfect mate in these wealthy cities, which are brimming with unattached professionals. More
Fun festivals: Twins to mustard to pirates!
You'll see double in Twinsburg, Ohio, and Ketchup lovers should beware in Middleton, WI. Here's some of the best and strangest town festivals. Play
Index Last Change % Change
Dow 16,505.48 -8.89 -0.05%
Nasdaq 4,149.97 -11.49 -0.28%
S&P 500 1,877.36 -2.19 -0.12%
Treasuries 2.70 -0.03 -1.06%
Data as of 9:35am ET
Company Price Change % Change
Xerox Corp 11.59 0.12 1.05%
Peabody Energy Corp 17.31 -0.12 -0.69%
General Motors Co 34.23 0.25 0.74%
Fifth Third Bancorp 21.00 0.28 1.35%
Twenty-First Century... 32.80 0.21 0.64%
Data as of Apr 22
Sponsors

Sections

Alibaba's shopping sites account for 80% of online retail in China. Meet four successful merchants. More

The IRS is in damage control mode Tuesday after an audit revealed that it paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues themselves. More

Upstart Aereo goes before Supreme Court justices in challenge by broadcasters who say TV streaming services violates copyrights. More

Schwinn, Trek and Cannondale are all iconic American bicycle brands. But none of them are made in the United States. More

While home values nationwide are still down 13.5% from their pre-housing bust peaks, prices in these major housing markets have recovered -- and then some, according to Zillow. More

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.