4,530 Pounds of Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled Over Possible Plastic Contamination


photo of applegate chicken nuggets “Approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products” produced for Applegate Farms, by Perdue Foods LLC, have been recalled, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.

According to a press release, the products “may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.” This affects Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets produced on Sept. 28, 2015. The 8-oz boxed packages contain approximately 18 nuggets with Best Before Date Sept. 27, 2016. They were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.

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

No reports of adverse reactions from consumption of these products have occurred, according to the release.

“No one has been hurt or is sick, thankfully,” an Applegate press release reads, “and we’re working on fixing the problem.”


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