Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with hard plastic.
The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. 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 next to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package. The 20-pound cases were shipped for institutional use in Pennsylvania and the five-pound bags were shipped to retail locations nationally.
The problem was discovered after the Tyson received consumer complaints regarding foreign material contamination of chicken nugget products. According to Tyson Foods, 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. They said the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology.
There have been no confirmed injuries or illnesses from eating the nuggets.
If you have purchased these products you are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.