Tyson Foods recalls chicken nuggets due to possible foreign matter contamination

April 7, 2014

Tyson Foods Inc., Sedalia, Mo., is recalling approximately 75,320 lbs of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced April 4. 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 throughout the United States to one retail warehouse club chain.
  • 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.” The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a r 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.

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