The recall was issued after a customer reported finding “foreign material” in a chicken nugget product.
“According to Tyson Foods, the plastic material ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5mm in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt. The firm said the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology,” the USDA recall announcement said
In all, 132,520 pounds of chicken are subject to this recall, which applies to 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken nuggets with a “use by” date of July 18, 2017. They also have case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33 on the package.
Twenty-pound bulk packages of Spare Time nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat are also being recalled. These bulk packages, which were shipped to Pennsylvania for “institutional use,” are marked with a production date of July 18, 2016, and case code 2006SDL03.
The recalled products should not be consumed, the USDA advised. Instead, they should be thrown away or returned.
This is a class l recall, which means there is “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” However, no adverse events have been reported so far.