Tyson Foods Inc., in Sedalia, Mo. is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced April 4.
The following products are subject to USDA recall according to a press release:
5 pound bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets SKU 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 pound bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat SKU 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 receiving consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products.
The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.
The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products.
The FSIS suggests that anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall should contact Dan Fogleman, of Tyson public relations, at (479) 290-2166.
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