Chicken nugget lovers will want to check their freezers before cooking up their next meal. Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling over 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. This comes after findings from customers of a 'foreign object' in their nuggets.
U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says the object is believed to be a hard plastic material. The plastic material found ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5mm in diameter. The material most likely came from a round, hard plastic rod the company uses to connect a plastic transfer belt. All products do pass through a metal detector, but plastic would not be detected with this type of technology.
Five-pound bags of fully cooked chicken nuggets are one of the products Tyson is recalling. The "Best If Used By" date on the package is July 18, 2017, and the case code on the packages for this product are 2006SDL03 and 2006sdl33.
20-lb. bulk packages of Tyson's "Spare Time" fully cooked panko nugget-shaped chicken break patty fritters with rib meat are also being recalled. These were for distributed for institutional use in Pennsylvania. The production date was July 18, 2016, in addition the case code is 2006SDL03
Tyson Foods is urging consumers to avoid consumption and to either return products to the store or throw them away. This recall is listed as a Class I Recall. According to the USDA website, this means that there is 'reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.' However, no reports of adverse reactions with the products in question have been confirmed.