Food & Drink

Thousands of Pounds of Perdue Chicken Nuggets Have Been Recalled

You may want to check the label of your child’s favorite food before serving up an afternoon snack.

Perdue Foods has recalled 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets over worries that the products may have been contaminated with small pieces of plastic. The affected chicken was sold under the name “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” in an 8-oz. boxed package. The nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015 and has the Best Before Date of Sept. 27, 2016.

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The nuggets were sold in grocery stores across Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas. Affected boxes have the code “P-2617” marked inside the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging.

So far, no illnesses have been officially connected to the contaminated nuggets. If you have one of the recalled boxes, the USDA recommends that you either dispose of the nuggets or return them to where they were originally purchased.

According to PopSugar, Perdue says that they have discovered the issue that caused the plastic pieces to become embedded in the nuggets and “will take all the necessary corrective actions to eliminate the problem.” Customers who have issues with the product can contact help@applegate.com for additional assistance.

For more information on the recall, check out the USDA’s official recall review.

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Thousands of Pounds of Perdue Chicken Nuggets Have Been Recalled