Tyson Foods recalls chicken nuggets

WASHINGTON — Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully-cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday and reported by Food Safety News.

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 Sam’s Clubs.
  • 20-lb. bulk packs of Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters with 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 to a Tyson Foods company store in Arkansas. The product bags bear the establishment number “P-13556.”

Tyson 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.

FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consuming the recalled products should contact a healthcare provider.

Tyson Foods spokesman Dan Fogelman says anyone with a bag of the recalled product should discard it but also cut out the UPC and date code from the back of the bag, and mail it to the following address for a full refund:

Tyson Foods – CP631 P.O. Box 2020 Springdale, AR, 72765-9989.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll-free at (866)328-3156.

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