Perdue Foods recalls chicken nuggets due to possible plastic pieces found inside them

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WASHINGTON — Perdue Foods is recalling more than 4,500 pounds of chicken nuggets after customers said they found plastic pieces inside the food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday.

The 8-oz. boxes of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets that were made on Sept. 28, 2015 are affected by the recall.

The chicken nuggets were distributed to stores to seven states, including New York and Pennsylvania.

Consumers said they found small, solid, clear plastic inside the nuggets, according to USDA. There has been no reported injuries, but people are advised to toss out the frozen food if it has a “Best Before” date of Sept. 27, 2016.