Foreign matter contamination prompts chicken nugget recall

| April 15, 2014 USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Tyson Foods Inc., of Sedalia, Missouri, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with small pieces of plastic.

The recall covers 5-lb bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” with a “Best if Used by” date of 26 January 2015 or 16 February 2015 that were shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain and 20-lb bulk packs of Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861″ shipped to institutions in Indiana and Arkansas. All the product bags carry the establishment number “P-13556.”

The problem was discovered when Tyson Foods received customer complaints about small pieces of plastic being found in the products and reports of minor oral injury associated with their consumption. An investigation traced the source of the plastic to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

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