Tyson Recalls More Than 75,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. Establishment, is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products, which may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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.

This is a very popular product, enjoyed by children nationwide, as well, and can be serious. The company has received reports of minor oral injuries associated with consumption of these products. The FSIS has not received any additional reports of injury or illness from consuming this product.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness after ingesting these products should contact a healthcare provider.

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

–       5-lb. bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” with a “Best if Used By” date of “Jan 26, 2015” or “Feb 16, 2015.” The manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14” can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 through Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.

–       20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 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.”

If you have consumed any of the recalled products and need additional information, contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).

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