Tyson Foods Recalls 75,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

The product was recalled because of "foreign matter" contamination.

Tyson Foods of Sedalia, Mo. has recalled 75,320 pounds of chicken nuggets due to the presence of an unknown extraneous material that may have contaminated the products, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

According to USDA, the problem was discovered after the company received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the nuggets. "The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine," USDA reported, adding that the company has received reports of minor injuries associated with consumption of these products.

The recall involved frozen, fully cooked nuggets, specifically:

  • Five-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 manufacturer codes 0264SDL0315 through 19 and 0474SDL0311 through 14 also can 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.
  • Twenty-pound 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 bear the establishment number "P-13556."

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