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Thousands of pounds of chicken nuggets recalled after plastic found in the meat

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A major U.S. chicken processing company issued a recall for frozen chicken nuggets.

Perdue Farms is recalling more than 15,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets due to potential contaminates.

The company says boxes of its 8 ounce box of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” may contain pieces of plastic.

The product carries a sell by date of Feb. 5, 2015 and bears the establishment number ‘P2617’ inside the USDA Mark of Inspection.

Officials say the problem was discovered after the firm received complaints from customers that small pieces of plastic were found in the food.

The nuggets were sent to stores across the country.

Officials say consumers can return the recalled products to the store for a full refund.