Perdue Foods recalls chicken nuggets due to possible plastic contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday the recall of chicken nuggets sold in seven states due to possible plastic contamination.

The recall covers approximately 4,530 pounds of nuggets manufactured by the Gainesville, Georgia-based Perdue Foods LLC and sold under the Applegate Farms brand.

“The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of small, solid, clear plastic inside the Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets,” the USDA said in a recall notice.

The recall includes:

  • 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of "Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets" with a best before date of 09/27/2016. The nuggets were produced on Sept. 28 and bear the establishment No. "P-2617" inside the package's USDA mark of inspection.

The nuggets were shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas, according to the USDA.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses in relation to the recall.