Tyson Foods Recalls 36,000 Lbs. of Chicken Nuggets Due to Possible Rubber Contamination

The recall went into place after consumers complained of finding "extraneous material" in the food.
Courtesy of USDA

Tyson Foods has recalled an estimated 36,420 lbs. of chicken nuggets because they may have been contaminated with “foreign materials,” including rubber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The white-meat, panko-covered nuggets affected by the recall include: 5-lb. plastic packages of “Tyson WHITE MEAT PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a best by date of Nov. 26, 2019, case code 3308SDL03 and time stamps from 23:00 through 01:59. They also have the number P-13556 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

According to the USDA, the chicken nuggets were packaged on Nov. 26, 2018 and sold nationwide.

Consumers have complained of finding “extraneous material” in the food, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified on Tuesday.

The FSIS advises consumers who may’ve purchased affected products to check their freezers to see if the labels match those involved in the recall. Consumers who’ve purchased the recalled nuggets should either throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.

There have been no illnesses or adverse reactions reported as a result of the possible contamination.

For more information, contact Tyson Foods at 1-888-747-7611.

In addition, Perdue Foods voluntarily recalled more than 16,000 pounds (approximately 21,348 packages) of Fun Shapes Refrigerated Chicken Breast Nuggets on Monday.

The poultry company announced on Monday that the dinosaur-shaped nuggets were not packaged with the proper back panel label and have “an incorrect ingredient statement that did not have the milk allergen declared on the package.”

“After receiving a customer inquiry, we conducted a comprehensive investigation and have isolated this to an error during a specific time frame of the production run of Perdue Fun Shapes Refrigerated Chicken Breast Nuggets,” said Jeff Shaw, Perdue’s vice president for quality assurance.

Although customers may also have frozen, fully-cooked chicken nuggets in their fridge, the Perdue recall only affects packages sold in the refrigerated case.

Recalled dinosaur nuggets fall in the lot code date stamp range (on the back of the package) of 17009010-19009010, a use by date of March 11, 2019, and the UPC Code 72745-00129.

There have also been no reports of illness associated with this product.

For a full refund, contact Perdue Foods at 866-866-3703.


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