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These Chicken Tenders Have Been Pulled From Grocery Store Shelves

They may be contaminated with plastic and blue dye.

If you recently purchased frozen chicken tenders from one of the country's largest chicken companies at a wholesale grocery store, you're going to want to check your freezer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for Perdue's frozen, gluten-free chicken breast tenders due to the potential presence of clear plastic and blue dye. The tenders, which were sold in BJ's Wholesale Club locations across the U.S., were packaged in 42-ounce plastic bags displaying a "Best if Used By" date of July 7, 2023, a lot number of 2193 above this date, and the establishment number P-33944 below the date. See the labels here.

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The ready-to-eat tenders were produced on July 12, 2022. According to the FSIS, the issue with the product was detected after a consumer reported to BJ's that their chicken tender had a "small piece of clear plastic and blue dye inside it." A recall was not issued since the product is no longer being sold.

Perdue Gluten-Free Chicken Breast Tenders
Courtesy of FSIS

Although there have been no reports of adverse reactions caused by the frozen item, the FSIS advises anyone who still has the chicken tenders in their freezer to discard them or return them to their place of purchase.

Consumers with food safety questions may call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854 or live chat via Ask USDA  Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

Unfortunately, the frozen chicken tenders aren't the only products that have been removed from sale recently. Two weeks ago, Kraft Heinz issued a recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend due to the possible contamination of cleaning solution.

Brianna Ruback
Brianna is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! She attended Ithaca College, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Read more about Brianna