The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) advises consumers that Perdue Foods LLC is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with plastic material. The chicken nugget products were produced for Applegate Farms.
The recall is for 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of "Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets" with a Best Before Date of 9/27/2016. The products were produced on Sept. 28, 2015.
The products bear the 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 consumers complained 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. 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.