Tyson Foods Recalling Chicken Nugget Products
You might want to double check your nuggets. According to Food Safety News, Tyson Food, Inc. is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products than according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, "may be contaminated with extraneous materials."
This is the second recall from the chicken giant this year, as you may recall in January there were salmonella concerns in some of their chicken products.
According to the company web site, the following products are subject to USDA recall:
> 5-lb. 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 manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14” can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.
> 20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861” with identifying case codes of “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14.” These products were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.
The product bags may include the following code: “P-13556.”
The problem was discovered after the firm 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. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.