Perdue Foods issues recall for plastic materials in chicken nuggets

Published: Mar. 6, 2016 at 8:58 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2016 at 9:09 PM EST
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(WTVM) - Georgia-based Perdue Foods has issued a recall for a product the company says may have been contaminated.

According to the recall issued through the USDA on March 5,  Perdue Foods LLC, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products, produced under the brand Applegate Farms. The product that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.

Perdue Foods, LLC. is headquartered in Gainesville, GA. The chicken nuggets in the recall were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.

The specific details of the recall are:

  • 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with best before date Sept. 27, 2016.
  • The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 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.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website - you can view the list here.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Applegate Consumer Relations, at 1-866-587-5858.

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