Three poultry producers in the past couple of weeks have recalled chicken that contained extraneous material. Pilgrim’s Pride recalled 58,000 pounds of popcorn-style chicken that was sold at Publix after consumers complained of rubber in the chicken. Tyson Foods recalled over 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets that was possible contaminated with foreign material, especially rubber. Earlier this month, Perdue Foods also recalled over 68,000 pounds of chicken nuggets that may contain extraneous materials, especially wood.
The good news is that no consumers were harmed as a result of the issues. Experts believe that the batch of recent recalls is a coincidence. Foreign objects in food is a very common reason for recalls, accounting for about 20 percent of the recalls in the last six months.
Experts also note that plastic and rubber are very common items in food processing, so it’s not uncommon for pieces to end up in chicken and other food products. Hard objects in food can be very dangerous, because they can cause choking and injuries to the teeth and mouth.Food producers and manufacturers are responsible for the food that they produce for consumers. If there is a problem with the food and a consumer is harmed, the manufacturer or producer can be held liable for any damages. If you have been injured by a contaminated food, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about the firm on our Twitter page.