has voluntarily recalled one of its chicken nugget products due to possible contamination. The recall affects over 36,000 pounds of “White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets” due to the risk of foreign particles in the meat, specifically plastics. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
issued a recall on January 29, 2019.
At this time there are no reported cases of illness due to consumption of the product. Tyson was made aware of the issue when several consumers notified the company after finding “extraneous materials” in their chicken nuggets.
In the announcement from FSIS:
“The panko chicken nugget items were produced on Nov. 26, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:
5-lb. plastic packages of “Tyson WHITE MEAT PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “BEST IF USED BY” date of “NOV 26 2019,” case code “3308SDL03” and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59 (inclusive).
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.”
FSIS is concerned that consumers may have this product in their freezers, and so consumers are encouraged to check the labels on any affected products. If consumers have any questions or health issues related to eating these contaminated nuggets, they should contact a health care provider as well as Tyson to inform them of an issue. From FSIS:
“Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Consumer Relations at 1-888-747-7611. Members of the Media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, Senior Communications Manager with Tyson Foods, Inc., at (479) 290-6358.”