Tyson Foods is recalling over 35,000 pounds of chicken nuggets — not because the chicken is rubbery, but because rubber may actually be in them.
Federal officials are urging consumers to check the back of the freezer and dump any “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,” produced on November 26, 2018.
The 5-pound plastic packages have a use-by date of November 26, 2019, a case code “3308SDL03” on the label and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59. They also have an establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nugget products were contaminated, per the USDA.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the issue on January 29 after Tyson received consumer complaints about “extraneous material, specifically rubber” in the product, the agency said in a statement.
So far, there have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions from eating the chicken nuggets. But federal health officials say some products may still be in customers” freezers. People who think they may have purchased some of the affected products are urged not to consume them.
“These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the Food Safety and Inspection Service said in its official statement.
The agency also tweeted about the recall on its official Twitter account:
— USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (@USDAFoodSafety) January 30, 2019
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Consumer Relations at 1-888-747-7611, the FSIS said.
This isn’t the only chicken nugget-related recall to occur in recent months. In late January, federal health officials also announced that Perdue Foods had issued a recall for thousands of pounds of gluten-free chicken nuggets. The nugget product, which was sold nationwide, were recalled over fears of wood contamination. Consumers with questions about that recall can call Perdue Foods at 877-727-3447.
Written by Madeline Holcombe for CNN.
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