According to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Tyson discovered the problem after receiving complaints from consumers that small pieces of plastic were found in the nuggets. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine. The company received a report of a minor mouth injury from eating a contaminated nugget. Federal officials say they have not received any reports of injuries.
The specific products being recalled are:
- 5-lb. bags of "Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets - 16142-928" with a "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-lb. 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 bags have the establishment number P-13556.
Customers with questions can call Tyson Foods Consumer Services at 1-800-328-3156.