Tyson Chicken Nuggets Recalled for 'Foreign Matter'
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 75,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with "foreign matter," likely bits of plastic from a scraper inside a blending machine, federal agriculture officials said Friday.
The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints about small pieces of plastic, including one report of a minor mouth injury in someone who ate the nuggets.
The firm, based in Sedalia, Mo., is recalling the following products:
- 5-lb. bags of Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets — 16142-928 with a best-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 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.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.