Perdue Foods is recalling about 4,530 pounds of Applegate chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
The chicken nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015.
Under the recall are 8-ounce boxed packages containing about 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date of 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 company 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 the 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.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Applegate Consumer Relations, at 1-866-587-5858.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.