Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls More Than 130,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets for Plastic Contamination

Consumer complaints alerted the company of the issue
Tyson Foods Inc.

Tyson Foods Inc.

Plastic material ranged from 21 millimeters in length and 6.5 millimeters in diameter.

Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a massive recall of its fully cooked chicken nuggets. An estimated 132,520 pounds of chicken nuggets have been recalled “due to possible foreign matter contamination,” according to a release from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Consumers reported finding plastic material in the chicken nuggets ranging from 21 millimeters in length and 6.5 millimeters in diameter. The company said the plastic “may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt,” and though its products pass through a metal detector, it cannot detect plastic.

There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions in relation to the recalled products. Consumers are urged not to consume them and to either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

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The recall includes 5- and 20-pound bags of fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets that were produced on July 18, 2016.