There are some foods that really shine when they’re dipped in savory sauces, but no amount of barbecue sauce is going to make that bit of plastic taste like a chicken nugget. Which is why Tyson Foods is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets that could possibly contain crunchy bits of plastic.
The company is pulling 75,32 pounds of frozen, fully cooked nuggets from stores over the concern that they could be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
Consumers had complained of finding small bits of plastic in the nuggets, with some reporting minor oral injuries as a result of accidentally snacking on the stuff. Tyson has traced the problem back to a product scraper inside a blending machine.
Check your freezer for the below items, which are part of the recall:
• 5-lb. bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – Item # 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.
• 20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – Item #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.”
If you’ve got a recalled product, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the bag before you throw it out, and mail it to the below address for a full refund:
Tyson Foods – CP631
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72765-9989
Got questions? Call Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.