Bell & Evans Major Chicken Nuggets Recall Could Change Your Kids' Lunch Today

chicken nuggetsIf your kids consider chicken nuggets one of the major food groups you'll want to pay special attention to this news. More than 31,600 pounds of breaded chicken products have been recalled nationwide due to possible Staphylococcal bacteria contamination. Pennsylvania company Murray's is recalling two different kinds of its Bell & Evans gluten free products. Don't do gluten free? Check your supplies anyway -- sometimes we pick it up by mistake! Here's everything you need to know.

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The two affected products are:

  • 12-ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets
  • 10.5 ounce boxes of Bell & Evans Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast

The recalled products have a best-by date of August 9, 2015 and they have an establishment number P-516 inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

bell & evans chicken nuggets recall

This is a Class I recall, the most serious kind. Nearly 50,000 boxes of these chicken products were shipped to stores throughout the country. If you happen to have the recalled product you can contact Murray's customer service at 717-273-9361.

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The contamination was discovered through testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. No illnesses have been reported linked to these recalled products. And that's a relief! Staphylococcal food poisoning can lead to vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

Like we said, even if you don't ordinarily buy gluten free foods, it's smart to double-check just in case. We're often rushed and distracted while grocery shopping, and I know I've accidentally grabbed the wrong box a few times. This would be a terrible time to have made that mistake. It doesn't hurt to confirm your chicken nuggets aren't those involved in the recall.

How often do your kids eat chicken nuggets?

 

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