Tysons recalls chicken nuggets for plastic contamination

September 28th, 2016 by Staff


Tyson Foods is recalling 132,520 pounds of cooked, coated chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

The recalls centers on the five-pound packages or 20-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets. They have a “best if used by” date of July 18, 2017. The case codes are 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.

Consumers complained of finding plastic pieces in the chicken, the department’s Food Safety Inspection Service says. It may be small, hard, round plastic rod that came from a belt used in production.

The service says Tysons inspects its chicken with a metal detector, but it would not find plastic.

There have been no reports of injuries from the possible contamination.

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