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Pilgrim’s Pride Recalls Tainted Chicken Nuggets

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Pilgrm's Pride has recalled 7,000 pounds of their fully cooked chicken nuggets.  (Soure: Pilgrims.com)

Pilgrm’s Pride has recalled 7,000 pounds of their fully cooked chicken nuggets. (Soure: Pilgrims.com)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – Some South Florida shoppers who bought Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets at a Dollar General store may want to either throw them out or take them back to the store for a refund.

Last week, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride announced that it was recalling approximately five tons of ready to eat chicken products over concerns that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes which can cause food poisoning.

On Tuesday they expanded the recall to include an additional 7,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets shipped to dozens of Dollar General stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana because the meat could be contaminated with

The Center for Disease Control classifies listeriosis as a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.

Pilgrim’s said it is not aware of any reported illnesses.

The newly recalled product was sold in 2-pound bags and carries the best-by date of June 2, 2012, and UPC number 77013 16224. It was produced in the Pilgrim’s plant in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Pilgrim officials say the company is working closely with Dollar General to locate all of the recalled product.

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