Tyson recalls 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets

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Tyson Foods voluntarily recalls chicken nuggets due to possible contamination.

Tyson has voluntarily recalled chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club.

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If you have any chicken nuggets in your freezer from Tyson Foods, you may want to toss them out. The company has voluntarily recalled over 75,000 pounds of its frozen chicken nuggets, which are sold at Sam’s Club locations throughout the United States.

The company says that it recalled the chicken nuggets due to possible contamination from pieces of plastic that were found in some of the packages.

Customers have also reported finding small plastic pieces in 5-pound bags of frozen, but fully cooked, white meat nuggets. Smaller packages of the product, as well as products sold at other retailers, are reportedly not affected by the voluntary recall by Tyson Foods.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the problem was discovered after receiving several consumer complaints about finding small plastic pieces in the fully cooked chicken nuggets, which included one report of a consumer suffering a minimal mouth injury as a result of eating the nuggets.

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In the meantime, if you purchased any 5- or 20-pound bags of Tyson fully cooked chicken nuggets at Sam’s Club, you should check the manufacturer codes to see if they match the following recalled products:

1. 5-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets (item #16142-928) with a “Best if Used By” date of Jan. 26, 2015 or Feb. 16, 2015, along with manufacturer codes 0264SDL0315 through 19 and 0474SDL0311 through 14.

2. 20-pound bulk packs of fully cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast patty fritters sold to a single institution in Indiana and at the Tyson food company store in Arkansas, with the case codes of 0264SDL0315 through 19 and 0474SDL0311 through 14.

If you have the recalled chicken nuggets, you are eligible for a refund. All you have to do is cut out the UPC and date code from the back of the bag and mail it to Tyson Foods at CP631, P.O. Box 2020, Springdale, AR, 72765-9989. You should then throw out the chicken nuggets that were in the bag.

For more information, call Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 866-328-3156.

SOURCE: Tyson Foods, News Release: Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls 5 lb. Bags of Chicken Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club, Aprl 4, 2014.

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