WASHINGTON - Tyson Foods Inc. announced that it is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the problem was discovered after the agency received consumer complaints about small pieces of plastic in some of the company's frozen chicken nugget products, including one report of someone suffering a minor mouth injury while eating the nuggets.
The agency said the problem has been traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine at the company's Sedalia, Mo., plant.
The recall includes the following items:
5-pound bags of "Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928" with a "Best if Used By" date of "Jan 26 2015" or Feb 16 2015." The manufacturer codes "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14" can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, or Feb. 16, and shipped nationwide to the Sams Club chain.
The product bags bear the establishment number "P-13556."
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at 866-328-3156.