WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tyson Foods Inc, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may have been contaminated with hard plastic, announced the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Tyson's Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets with a 'Best if Used By" date of July 18, 2017 have been subject to recall. The problem was discovered after consumer complaints regarding foreign material in the chicken nugget products, said the statement. According to Tyson Foods, the plastic material ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5 mm in diameter may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a transfer belt. According to the statement, the company confirmed that the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic could not be detected with this technology.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to throw them away or return them for a refund.
Anyone with questions can call Tyson Foods' Consumer Relations at 866-328-3156.