Perdue Foods recalls chicken nuggets after consumers found plastic in food

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4 Fast Facts

  • The chicken nuggets were produced for Applegate Farms.
  • They were sold in 8-ounce boxed packages with a best before date of September 27, 2016.
  • They are being recalled after consumers found pieces of plastic inside the nugget.
  • Call Applegate Consumer Relations at 1-866-587-5858 for any questions.

(March 7, 2016) – Perdue Foods is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may contain pieces of plastic.

According to the company, Applegate Farms produced the nuggets on September 28, 2015. They were sold in 8-ounce boxed packages with a best before date of September 27, 2016. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These chicken nuggets 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 inside the Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from the 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.

If you have a question about the recall, you can call Applegate Consumer Relations at 1-866-587-5858.

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