Applegate chicken sausage recalled for risk of plastic bits

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A New Jersey company is recalling about 8,424 pounds of chicken and apple sausage thatmay contain small pieces of plastic.

      According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety andInspection Service, 12 oz. vacuumpackages of "Applegate Organics Chicken and Apple Sausage" with "Use or FreezeBy 03/17/13" on each package is being recalled.

      The recalled product has the establishmentnumber "P-5411" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were producedon January 24, 2013, and were sold in retail stores nationwide and through limitedInternet sales in New Jersey.

      FSIS reports theproblem was discovered after the company received three consumer complaints, but no reports of injury have been made.{} Anyone concerned about an injury fromconsumption of these products should contact their doctor.