Poultry & Meat

Plastic Contamination Fear Prompts Chicken Nuggets Recall in UK

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Approximately 13,000 bags containing 790 grams’ worth of 50-count Birds Eye Chicken Nuggets with Golden Wholegrain are being recalled from retail store freezer cases across the United Kingdom due to the possible presence of small pieces of clear plastic in the product, according to the manufacturer.

This recall concerns only the following batch codes, which are visible next to the October 2020 “Best Before” date in the coding field at the back of the bag: L9208 W V124, L9208 X V124, L9208 Y V124, and L9208 Z V124. No other batch codes or other Birds Eye products are affected.

“The safety of everyone who enjoys and loves our products is of the utmost importance to us, and as soon as we became aware of a potential situation with our chicken nuggets we immediately investigated and took precautionary action,” declared a statement issued by the company. “This particular batch may contain small pieces of clear plastic due to an isolated manufacturing fault, and we simply do not want to risk people consuming it.”

Birds Eye, a unit of Feltham, England-headquartered Nomad Foods, is urging customers who may have purchased the packs in question not to consume the contents but to return the product to the store in which the purchase was made to receive a full refund. Alternatively, buyers may get their money back by cutting out a piece of the packaging that shows the batch code and posting it to the following address: Birds Eye Limited Freepost, ADM3939, London SW1A 1YS.