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Recall issued for Tyson chicken nugget products

Panko Chicken Nuggets might contain hard plastic

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An estimated 13,520 pounds of Tyson chicken nugget products are under recall by Tyson Foods Inc.

The U.S Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that Panko Chicken Nuggets produced on July 18 might contain hard plastic, and might have entered the products during production because plastic rods are used to connect plastic transfer belts.

The following Panko Chicken Nuggets are under recall:

  • 5 pound bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a best by date of July 18, 2017, and case codes 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.
  • 20 pound 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.

Tyson was made aware of the contaminated nuggets through consumer complaints. The plastic's size ranged from 21 millimeters in length and 6.5 millimeters in diameter.

Consumers are urged to throw away the contaminated nuggets or return them to the store of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations at 866-328-3156.