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Tyson frozen chicken recalled due to plastic foreign matter concerns

Tyson Foods has recalled chicken nuggets and breasts due to foreign plastic matter found in the products.
Tyson Foods has recalled chicken nuggets and breasts due to foreign plastic matter found in the products.
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The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a Class II chicken recall on April 4. Tyson Foods has recalled chicken nuggets shaped from fully-cooked breast patties due to foreign plastic matter found in the products.

As a result of the company receiving consumer complaints – small pieces of plastic were found – approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget and breast patty products were subsequently recalled.

The Sedalia, Mo. – based poultry facility has received several minor oral injury reports after consuming some of the affected chicken.

According to the FSIS, “The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.”

The following affected chicken to this recall are:

  • Five pound bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” with 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 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 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.”

No further injuries or illnesses have been reported since the date of recall. However, if anyone is concerned with injury or illness as a result of consuming the product, they should notify their healthcare provider.

Consumers who have any questions concerning this recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at 866-328-3156.

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