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Purdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled for Plastic

Georgia-based Perdue Farms Inc is recalling 91,872 pounds of frozen chicken nugget products because they may contain bits of plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a release Monday that company officials discovered small pieces of blue plastic after receiving complaints from consumers.

The one pound, 13 ounce bag of “Great Value Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets” has the establishment number of P-33944, as well as a case code of 89008 A0160. There is also a best if used by date of June 9, 2011.

Each case contains eight bags and the frozen chicken nugget product were produced on June 9 and shipped to a single retail store chain nationwide.

FSIS said yesterday there have been no known reports of injury from the foreign objects. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Perdue Consumer Relations at (877) 727-3447.

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