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Perdue recalling frozen chicken nuggets

Perdue is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. (Courtesy photo)

Perdue is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. (Courtesy photo)

Perdue is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced.

Eight-ounce boxes of Applegate naturals Chicken Nuggets bearing the establishment number "P2617" and the "best before" date of "02/05/15" are being recalled. The product was produced Feb. 5, 2014, with a sell by date of Feb. 5, 2015, and bear the establishment number "P2617" inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.

The products were shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Yavapai County Community Health Services has not been able to determine if this specific lot of recalled product was sold in Yavapai County but this product has been carried in local retailers, including Natural Grocers and New Frontiers.

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of the nuggets. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a health care provider.

Applegate conducted a market withdrawal of this product Aug. 8, but as this is a frozen product, consumers may still have this product in their freezers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should call Gerry Clarkson, Applegate consumer relations specialist at 1-800-587-5858.

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