Following customer complaints about small, hard plastic inside their chicken nuggets, Perdue Foods LLC recalled approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products produced for Applegate Farms, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service in a news release.

The recalled chicken nuggets were produced on September 28, 2015 and may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.

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Nearly 9,000 packages were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas, says Applegate. The company has tracked all shipments of the product and alerted retailers and distributors of the recall.

chicken nugget recallThe affected nuggets come in 8 oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces with a best before date of September 27, 2016 and the establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. (Photo: USDA)

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or illness related to the recalled products. No other Applegate products are affected by this recall, per the company's website.

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The company urges consumers to discard of the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The USDA categorized this recall as Class I, the most serious out of three classes. A Class I classification alerts consumers to a "serious health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

Consumers with questions can contact Applegate Consumer Relations at 1-866-587-5858.

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