Georgia recalls Perdue chicken nugget products

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Perdue Foods has recalled 4,350 pounds of chicken nugget products produced and sold in Georgia because the products have the potential to be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials.

The products included in the recall include Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets produced on Sept. 28, 2015, packaged in 8-ounce boxes containing approximately 18 chicken nuggets with a "Best Before" date of 09/27/2016. The products bear establishment number "P-2617" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black said state inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale.