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Chicken nuggets recalled due to plastic in packaging

Photo: James Palinsad / CC BY-SA 2.0.

TULSA (KTUL) - A recall is out for Pilgrim's Pride Corporation chicken nuggets.

Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said more than 40,000 pounds of the chicken nuggets may contain traces of plastic.

The chicken nuggets were produced Oct. 5, 2015. The recall covers "20-lb. cardboard boxes containing two, 10-lb. clear plastic bags of fully cooked chicken nuggets labeled as 'GOLD KIST FARMS Fully Cooked Whole Grain Popcorn Style Chicken Patty Fritters.'"

"The products subject to recall bear establishment number 'EST. P-20728' inside the USDA mark of inspection and include package codes 5278105021, 5278105022, 5278105023, 5278105000, and 5278105001. These items were shipped for institutional use to Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Utah."

According to the FSIS, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions to eating the chicken. Officials said to throw the package away or return it to the purchase location.

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