RECALL: Plastic found inside Tyson Foods chicken nuggets

75,000 pounds affected

WASHINGTON - Tyson Foods Inc. issued a recall Friday of more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nugget products.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that 75,320 pounds of Tyson frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products were being recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

According to the announcement, Tyson received multiple complaints of small pieces of plastic found in the affected products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine, according to the release.

The following products are affected by 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
  • 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.”

Tyson said it has received reports of minor oral injuries associated with the consumption of the recalled products.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.

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