Massive Tyson Chicken Nugget Recall
If you have kids, you are pretty much guaranteed to have some chicken nuggets in your freezer. Those of you who buy Tyson nuggets may want to check your freezer.
Tyson Foods, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 5-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets yesterday after receiving complaints that consumers found “small pieces of hard, white plastic in the nuggets.” According to the company, bags were “sold at Costco locations nationwide and a small number of 20-pound cases of bulk Spare Time brand cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat that were sold to a single wholesaler in Pennsylvania.”
The company tells consumers to check bags for a use-by date of July 18, 2017, and an establishment number of “EST P-13556” printed adjacent to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package.
In total, over 132,000 pounds of nuggets were recalled. Tyson states that there were no injuries reported to date, but they were issuing the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”
The issue is believe to have been caused by a defective round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt. Unfortunately detection of plastic is difficult, but product does actually pass through a metal detector at the plant. Facilities were checked for additional defective machinery, and precautions have been put in place to ensure issues like this don’t happen in the future.
“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,” according to the company website.
If you purchased the recalled product, Tyson suggests either throwing them out or returning them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Visit the Tyson Foods, Inc. website for full details at: www.tysonfoods.com
Consumers with questions may call Tyson Consumer Relations at 866-328-3156 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org