4,530 Pounds of Applegate Chicken Nuggets Recalled for Possible Plastic Contamination

The recall applies to Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets, inside which consumers reported finding pieces of solid, clear plastic

No injuries have yet been reported in connection to the recalled chicken products.  

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nuggets, produced by Perdue for Applegate Farms, for possible contamination with “extraneous plastic materials.”

The product, Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets, was produced on September 28, 2015, and has a best-before date of September 27, 2016. Affected products, which are marked with the establishment number “P-2617,” were shipped to retail centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.

A recall was issued after at least one retailer received consumer complaints of “small, solid, clear plastic inside the Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets,” according to the FSIS news release. The recall is considered a Class I, a high health risk matter.


As of yet, no illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported due to consumption of the products. Consumers who purchased the affected products are urged not to consume them and to throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.