Perdue Recalling Applegate Farms Chicken Nuggets That May Include Extra Crunchy Plastic Pieces

Everyone loves a good crunch when biting into a chicken nugget, but if that texture is imparted by inedible plastic pieces, well, that’s a problem. To that end, Perdue Foods is recalling about 4,530 pounds of Applegate Farms chicken nuggets over concerns that the products may be contaminated with wayward plastic.

The company says the nuggets may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Perdue discovered the problem when consumers complained of finding small, solid, clear plastic inside Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets.

Included in the recall are 8-oz boxed packages with about 18 pieces of chicken nuggets inside, bearing a Best Before Date of 9/27/2016 and establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.

So far, there haven’t been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to eating the products, but if you find the item in your freezer, don’t eat them: either throw them out or return them to where you bought them.

Questions? Consumers can contact Applegate Consumer Relations at 1-866-587-5858.