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Perdue Foods recalls chicken nuggets due to possible plastic contamination

Staff writer |
Perdue Foods of Gainesville, Ga. is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products produced for Applegate Farms.

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Those products may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said.

The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on September 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date 09/27/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.

The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of small, solid, clear plastic inside the Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.