ST. GEORGE — Over 100,000 pounds of chicken nuggets are being recalled by Tyson Foods of Missouri because of hard plastic pieces that may have contaminated the popular snack food.
The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items, produced on July 18, are subject to recall. Consumers are warned to look for the following:
- 5 pound bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “best if used by” date of July 18, 2017. Case codes affected are 2006SDL03 and 2006 SDL33.
- 20 pound bulk packages containing “SPARE TIME Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat” with a production date of July 18, 2016 and case code 2006SDL03.
In addition, each package bears establishment number EST 13556 located by the “Best if used by” date.
The 20 pound cases were shipped to Pennsylvania only. However, the 5 pound bags were distributed to retail stores nationwide.
Consumer complaints led to the recall.
A spokesman for Tyson Foods said the plastic material contaminating the nuggets ranged in size up to 21 millimeters in length and 6.5 millimeters in diameter and may have come from a plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt.
All nuggets pass through a metal detector before packaging, but the plastic would not register on such a detector.
Consumers who have bought these products are urged not to consume them, to either throw them out or return them to the place of purchase. No injuries have been reported.
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