Tyson Foods recalls Panko Chicken Nuggets for possible foreign matter contamiation

- Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products due to possible foreign matter contamination.

132,520 lbs. of the fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, and may be contaminated with hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The products subject to recall are below (View Labels): 

  • 5-lb. bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.
  • 20-lb. 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.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 13556” printed next to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package. The 20-pound cases were shipped for institutional use in Pennsylvania and the five-pound bags were shipped to stores nationwide.

There have been no reports of injuries due to the recalled products, but the problem was discovered following a consumer complaint.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman-Public Relations, Corporate Affairs, at (479) 290-6358.

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