NEW YORK (WPRI) — Two brands of popular food products for children — applesauce and chicken nuggets — are being recalled.
GoGo Squeez Recall
GoGo Squeez is voluntarily recalling specific pouches of its non-organic applesauce. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the recall is “due to potential adulteration from food product residue.”
The recalled applesauce pouches have a Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 and a 5 digit production code beginning “US” followed by 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08, which consumers can identify on the back of the pouch or on the bottom of the box, and “Product of USA” displayed under the Nutrition Facts Panel on the box.
Any products labeled as organic are not impacted by the recall.
The FDA said there have been no illnesses reported in connection with the issue.
Consumers who have purchased GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches with Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 can contact GoGo squeeZ® at 1-844-275-5841 or visit their website at www.gogosqueez.com to request a replacement voucher.
The company said the production of the non-organic applesauce pouches has been suspended while Michigan officials continue to investigate the source of the problem.
“Many of you know that last year we had a recall for a different reason, and as a result, we understand you may be losing patience with us. We have worked hard to earn your trust, and we are taking action to make sure we continue to deserve it,” said Michel Larroche, founder and CEO.
Applegate Chicken Nuggets
Perdue Foods LLC is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products produced for Applegate Farms that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
The recall includes:
- 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date 09/27/2016.
According to a release from the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas.
The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of small, solid, clear plastic inside the Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets.
The agency said customers who have the recalled nuggets should not eat them, but instead throw them away or return them to the store of purchase.
The company has more information on this recall on its website.