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Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

Hillary Dunkley8 months ago

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that Perdue Farms, LLC is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of contaminated chicken nuggets which they've produced for Applegate Farms.

Details of the Possible Contamination

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a statement in a news release that Perdue's chicken nuggets “may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.” 

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has also included in their statement that, “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.”

Description of the Recalled Applegate Chicken Nuggets

The following information was provided by the USDA:

  • Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets are the ones issued in the recall.  They were produced on Sept. 28, 2015.
  • The box is 8 ounces which contain roughly 18 pieces with “Best Before” Date of 09/27/2016.
  • Each package bears an establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • The chicken nuggets were shipped and distributed to retail establishments that include Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.
  • As to date there have been no illnesses reported at this time.
  • No other Applegate Farm products have been affected or included in this recall.
  • Perdue Foods LLC were originally contacted by some consumers that saw what looked like “small, solid, clear plastic,” according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). 


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