130K pounds of chicken recalled due to hard plastic in nuggets

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Over 130,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets have been recalled because they may be contaminated with foreign material.

A press release from Tyson Foods Inc. says 132,520 pounds of the fully cooked nuggets have been recalled because they are potentially contaminated with hard plastic.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-lb. bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.
  • 20-lb. bulk packages containing “SPARE TIME Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat” with a production date of July 18, 2016 and case code 2006SDL03.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13556” printed adjacent to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package.

Several consumers have contacted the company with complaints regarding the contaminated nuggets, but no adverse reactions have been confirmed.

Tyson says, “the plastic material ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5mm in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt.”

Consumers in possession the contaminated products are asked to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

More information about the Tyson chicken nugget recall can be found by visiting fsis.usda.gov.

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