Recall: Tyson Chicken Nuggets May Contain Plastic Pieces

Tyson Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may contain plastic fragments, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

WASHINGTON—Tyson Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may contain plastic fragments, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The recall involves 5-pound bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets—16142-928" with a “best if used by" date of Jan. 26, 2015 or Feb. 16, 2015. The products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain. The recall also involves 20-pound bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat—16142-861." The products also were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.              

USDA said the recall was issued after the company received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine. The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products.

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