Tyson recalls 130,000 pounds of chicken nuggets
SPRINGDALE, AR (WTVQ) – Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service.
According to Tyson Foods, the plastic material may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt.
The firm says the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology.
In all, 132,500 pounds of chicken are subject to the recall, which applies to 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken nuggets with a “use by” date of July 18, 2017.
They also have case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33 on the package.
Twenty-pound bulk packages of Spare Time nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat are also being recalled.
These bulk packages, which were shipped to Pennsylvania for “institutional use,” are marked with a production date of July 18, 2016, and case code 2006SDL03.
The USDA says the affected products should not be consumed. The food should be thrown away or returned.