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December 18, 2001

Luigino’s Has Recalled Chicken Nuggets

Jackson, OH (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that Luigino’s, Inc. has recalled approximately 202,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with plastic.

This is the first public notice of this Class I recall issued by the  FSIS.

The products were packaged between Nov. 6 and Dec. 5, and were distributed to retail stores nationwide and exported to Canada.

The product distributed nationwide is 5.5-ounce boxes of "Michelina’s Zap’ems CHICKEN LITTLES." The back of each box bears one of the following product identification codes: "J1310N8," "J1312D8," "J1330D8," "J1323D8," "J1331D8," or "J1339D8."

The product exported to Canada is 5.5-ounce boxes "Michelina’s Zap’ems FRIES and CHICKEN NUGGETS." The back of each box bears one of the following product identification codes: "J1310D8," "J1312N8," "J1320D8," "J1320N8," "J1316D8," or "J1339N8."

The front of each box bears the establishment number "P-18297" on the label inside the USDA seal of inspection.

"We urge consumers to check their freezers," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, FSIS acting administrator. "If they find any of the recalled products, consumers should not eat them, but return them to the point of purchase."

Luigino’s, Inc. notified FSIS of the problem. No injuries have been reported. Anyone concerned about an injury should contact a physician.

Consumers in the U.S. with questions about the recall may contact Charlie Pountney, Luigino’s executive vice president of sales, at (218) 723-5555. Media in the U.S. with questions may contact Jim Tills, Luigino’s vice president of merchandising, at (800) 251-7004.

Consumers in Canada with questions about the recall may contact Carmen Habermel, J.M. Schneider consumer response, at (800) 567-3212, ext. 7853. Media in Canada with questions may contact Patric McGee, J.M. Schneider spokesman, at (905) 271-3662

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