Perdue Issues Recall After Finding Plastic Materials In Chicken Nuggets


Perdue Foods LLC recalled approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets following customer complaints that small pieces of solid, clear plastic were found inside the chicken nuggets, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety And Inspection Service (FSIS).

The chicken nuggets were manufactured for Applegate Farms. The following products include the 8-ounce, 18-piece Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets boxes that have a best before date of Sep. 27, 2016.

The establishment number of the recalled products is "P-2617" that can be found inside the USDA meat inspection seal. The products were shipped to New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Indiana, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

"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," said the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Along the FSIS, Applegate Farms also urged consumers who may have purchased the products in question to dispose or return the products to the store.

"Please return your product where you purchased it for a full refund. No other Applegate products are affected by this recall," said the company.

Other Product Recalls

Just a few days ago, Whole Foods issued a product recall for the Maytag raw milk blue cheese due to Listeria risk. The recall followed a product test in Iowa, which showed two lots of the said products contained Listeria monocytogenes.

The Maytag Dairy Farms halted its production as well as distribution while the investigation continues. To date, no reports have been made in connection with the recent product recall.

According to the Food and Drug Administration recall advisory, the Maytag recall consisted of 35 lots of 1-, 4-, and 8-ounce Maytag blue cheese wedges as well as 2- and 4-pound wheels. There were also 43 batches of the 5-pound and 8-ounce crumbles recalled. These Maytag Dairy Farms products were distributed across the U.S. between Nov. 24, 2015 and Feb. 11.

The packaged cheese products were labeled as "Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese," "Maytag Blue," or "Maytag Blue Raw Milk."

In late February, supermarket chain Hy-Vee recalled their 2-ounce Macadamia Nuts products from the shelves because of possible salmonella contamination. The products were sold at 240 grocery stores and supermarkets across eight states in the U.S. They were distributed between July 2, 2015 and Feb. 3.

The recall followed the FDA's inspection of Marathon Ventures, Hy-Vee's raw macadamia nuts suppliers. The investigation revealed that one of Marathon Ventures' products may have been tainted with salmonella.

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