Over 4,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets Recalled Due to Possible Plastic Contamination

If you have a package of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets in your freezer, you’re going to want to check the label. Over the weekend, Perdue Foods LLC recalled over 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products produced for Applegate Farms that “may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials,” as the news release says. Ick.

The possible contamination was discovered after customers complained about finding small, solid pieces of clear plastic inside the nuggets. Again, ick. The products affected are 8-ounce boxed packages of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets with a “Best before” date of 9/27/2016 and “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. According to the news release, the chicken nuggets were shipped to distribution centers in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachussetts, and Texas.

So if you find you have an affected box of nuggets, throw those suckers away or return them to the store you bought them from for a refund.

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