Chicken Nuggets Recalled Due To Plastic Contamination

Tyson is recalling five pound packages of panko coated chicken nuggets because of plastic contamination. Consumers are advised to return the packages for a refund.

Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with rubber.

The panko chicken nugget items were produced on Nov. 26, 2018, and were shipped to retail locations across the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The five pound plastic packages of “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets” have a best if used by date of Nov. 26, 2019, a case code of “3308SDL03” and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59. The packages bear the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection.             

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered when Tyson received consumer complaints of extraneous material in purchased in the nuggets. Tyson notified the federal government on Jan. 29, 2019.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, the USDA said. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Government officials are concerned the nuggets may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased the recalled nuggets are urged not to consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Consumer Relations at  1-888-747-7611.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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