Tyson Recalls Chicken Nuggets That May Contain Plastic


UPDATED: Friday April 4, 2014 10:37 PM

Tyson Foods is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nuggets after some customers reported finding small pieces of plastic in their food.

The recall includes 5 pound bags of white meat chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club stores nationwide.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

Tyson has received reports of some customers injuring their mouth.

The following products are subject to the 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 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.

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