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Pilgrim’s Pride recall expanded

Published: May. 7, 2016 at 7:52 PM CDT
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Pilgrim Pride’s Corp., is expanding a 5-million recall of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated.

The latest recall involves products produced in 2015 between May 6 and Dec. 3.

In late April, the company announced that it was recalling 4.568 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with such material as plastic, wood, rubber and metal.

The recalled products, which were distributed to institutions including schools, were produced on various dates between Aug. 21, 2014 and March 1, 2016.

They display the Waco plant's establishment number "EST.20728" inside the USDA inspection mark.

The earlier recall represented an expansion of an initial recall of about 41,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets on April 7.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that there have been no "confirmed reports of adverse reactions" due to consuming the products.

But consumers are still urged to throw away or return the products.

Federal regulators say the problem was first discovered after the company received several consumer complaints regarding plastic contamination of chicken nuggets.