Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall [US]

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US/Washington: Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall [US]Tyson Foods Inc. recalls an estimated 132,520 pounds of Fully Cooked Chicken Nuggets due to suspected hard plastic fragment contamination, a serious health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/pg56304F3Bx

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2016/recall-089-2016-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Chicken Nuggets are subject to this recall:

  • Five (5)-pound bags containing Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets with a best-if-used-by date of July 18, 2017 and case codes of 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33
  • Twenty (20)-pound bulk packages containing Spare Time Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters with Rib Meat with a production date of July 18, 2016 and a case code of 2006SDL03

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Chicken Nuggets are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the Chicken Nuggets subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13556” printed adjacent to the best-if-used-by date on the back of the package. The 20-pound cases were shipped for institutional use in Pennsylvania while the five-pound bags were shipped to retail locations nationally.

The problem was discovered after the Tyson received consumer complaints regarding foreign material contamination of its Chicken Nuggets. According to Tyson Foods, the plastic fragments range in size from 21 mm (roughly an inch) in length and 6.5mm (roughly one-quarter of an inch) in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt.

If plastic or metal fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure pets and small children can’t access the suspect food.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations at 1-866-328-3156.

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Additional information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-089-2016
Recalls Direct RIN: 7646-2016
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