Tyson Foods recalls over 75K pounds of chicken nuggets

(FOX19) - Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products.

The company announced Friday that he product may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

  • 5-pound bags of 'Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets:' Tyson states the product numbers are 6142-928 with a best if used by date of Jan. 26, 2015 or Feb. 16, 2015. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.
  • 20-pound bulk packs of "Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters with Rib Meat." Tyson say the product numbers are 16142-861 with identifying case codes of 0264SDL0315 through 19 and 0474SDL0311 through 14. These products were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.

The product bags bear the establishment number P-13556.

Tyson says the problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

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