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Tyson Foods recalls Nuggets

Tyson Chicken Nuggets
Tyson Chicken NuggetsTyson Chicken Nuggets

Today, Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued a recall for 5 pound bags of frozen Tyson® white meat chicken nuggets that were sold at Sam’s Club locations nationwide. A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets, prompting the company to issue the recall. The affected product lots were produced on two days on a single line at one of the company’s 40 chicken production facilities. The announcement is a voluntary recall and the announcement is on the company’s website at http://www.tysonfoods.com/Media/News-Releases/2014/04/Tyson-Foods-Volunt...

According to the company, the Tyson® white meat chicken nuggets were sold at Sam’s Club since January 2014 and carry the following code:
UPC: 0-23700-02178 6 or 300-23700-02178 7
Item # 16142-928
Manufacturer’s Code: 0264SDL0315 through 0319 or
0474SDL0311 through 0314
Lots feature “best if used by” dates of
Jan 26, 2015 or Feb 16, 2015

The statement released by Tyson goes on to say, “Though the plastic pieces have been found in a very small number of packages, out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling 75,320 pounds of product. The products were shipped to Sam’s Club distribution centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico in late January and in February.” www.tyson.com

According to the company website, there is another product being recalled. They are 40 cases of Spare Time brand fully cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters w/ rib meat (Item# 16142-861) in 20-pound bulk cases. These products were sold to a single institutional customer in Indiana and at the Tyson Foods company store in Lowell, Ark. The bulk cases have the same manufacturing codes and “use by” dates listed above.

Consumers with questions may call Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 866-328-3156. Members of the news media who have questions should contact dan.fogleman@tyson.com.