Tyson Recalls 75K Pounds Of Chicken Nuggets For Plastic Pieces Inside

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nugget products for possible plastic contamination after some minor oral injuries were reported.

The Department of Agriculture announced the recall Friday after customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their chicken nuggets.

Tyson said complaints were filed by only a “small amount of customers.” No illness has been reported as a result of the contamination, although there have been minor oral injuries.

Five-pound, frozen, fully cooked white meat chicken packages were reportedly contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

According to the department the plastic came from a scraper inside a blending machine at a Sedalia, Mo., plant.

Products manufactured Jan. 26 to Feb. 16 were affected.

Twenty-pound bulk packs of fully cooked nugget-shaped patties have also been recalled.

Tyson Foods spokesman Dan Fogelman said anyone who suspects they have an affected product should throw it out.

“Tyson Foods has inspected all lines at the production facility to ensure product quality standards are being met and has implemented corrective measures at all of its facilities to prevent similar occurrences from happening,” Fogelman said.

Sources: International Business Times, UPI