WASHINGTON – Tyson Foods, Inc. recalled 75,320 lbs. of frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets on concerns the products may be contaminated with small pieces of the plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service reported April 4.
The company discovered the problem after receiving consumer complaints about small pieces of plastic in the chicken nuggets. Tyson traced the problem to a product scraper inside a blending machine. There have been no reports of injury associated with the products, FSIS noted.
Products subject to the recall include:
• 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 Sam's Club stores.
• 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 bear the establishment number “P-13556.”