Tyson Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Contamination

WASHINGTON (CBS4)– Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled about 132,520 pounds of chicken nugget products sold at Costco that may be contaminated with hard plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall on Tuesday morning. The problem was discovered when consumers complained about foreign material in the chicken nugget products.

According to Tyson, 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. Tyson said the products pass through a metal detector but the plastic is not detectable to the technology.

The USDA said there haven’t been any reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the products.

The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Additional Information from the USDA:

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 adjacent 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.


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