recalled-perdue-nuggetsPerdue Foods LLC of Gainesville, GA,  is recalling  4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products produced for Applegate Farms that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 8-ounce boxes with about 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with a best-before date Sept. 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 Perdue Foods received consumer complaints of small, solid, clear plastic pieces 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. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)