Tyson is voluntarily recalling 132,520 pounds of its popular chicken nuggets because they may contain plastic.

By Hollee Actman Becker
September 28, 2016

If your kids are big chicken nugget eaters like mine are, you're gonna want to pay close attention: Tyson is voluntarily recalling 132,520 pounds of it's popular chicken nuggets after customers reported finding "small pieces of hard white plastic" in the nuggets. Yikes!

So how did this happen? 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 said the products pass through a metal detector," the USDA explained in a statement. "But the plastic is not detectable to this technology."

Here's what you need to know:

The products being recalled include:

  • Five-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets sold at Costco since July 2016
  • 20-pound bulk packages of Spare Time brand Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat distributed to a wholesaler in Pennsylvania

Both products have a use-by date of July 18, 2017, and an establishment number of "EST P-13556" printed on the back of the package.

Nuggets sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer are not affected, the company said.

And while so far, no injuries or adverse reactions have been reported, Tyson is urging customers who have the products in question to toss them ASAP or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any additional concerns, you can reach the company directly at 866-328-3156.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.


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