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Georgia firm recalls chicken nugget product due to possible foreign matter contamination

August 13, 2014
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Perdue, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FSIS announced today.

The products subject to recall are 8-oz. boxes of “APPLEGATE naturals CHICKEN NUGGETS” bearing the establishment number “P2617” and the “BEST BEFORE” date of “02/05/15”. The product was produced on Feb. 5, 2014, with a sell by date of Feb. 5, 2015 and bear the establishment number “P2617” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were shipped to retail outlets nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of the product. Applegate conducted a market withdrawal of this product on Aug. 8, 2014. However, as this is a frozen product, consumers may still have this product in their possession.

Source: FSIS

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