Recall Issued for Perdue “Applegate” Chicken Nuggets

Front Label of Applegate Chicken Nuggets. Source United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, Washington DC.
Front Label of Applegate Chicken Nuggets. Source United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, Washington DC.

Perdue Foods LLC, Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Released by Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov 

Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on September 28, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: View Label.

  • 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date 09/27/2016.

The products subject to recall bear 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 the establishment received consumer complaints 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.

This is a highest level, Class 1, recall: “Class I: This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Applegate Consumer Relations, at 1-866-587-5858.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish, and can be reached from l0am to 4pm Monday through Friday, Eastern time.

Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Rear Label of Applegate Chicken Nuggets. Source United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, Washington DC.
Rear Label of Applegate Chicken Nuggets. Source United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, Washington DC.
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