Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date 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 establishment 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 these products.
A statement from Applegate Farms noted that the company is working with FSIS.
"From the farm to families' tables, Applegate is committed to higher standards for all of our products," said Steve Lykken, Applegate president. "We are working diligently to identify the source of the problem and will correct it immediately."
Source: FSIS, Applegate Farms