Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36 thousand pounds of chicken nuggets because they might be contaminated with rubber.
The recall covers more than 36 thousand pounds of Tyson Chicken Nuggets. Through some sort of manufacturing error, some packages of the Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets have been found to contain rubber. Consumer complaints led to the recall, which is nationwide. No injuries or illnesses have been reported as a result of the problem. If you have the affected product in your freezer, you should throw it out or return it to the place of purchase.
Federal officials are urging consumers to check the back of the freezer and dump any “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,” produced on November 26, 2018.
The 5-pound plastic packages have a use-by date of November 26, 2019 and a case code “3308SDL03” on the label. They also have an establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the issue Tuesday after Tyson received consumer complaints about “extraneous material, specifically rubber” in the product, the agency said in a statement.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Consumer Relations at 1-888-747-7611, the FSIS said.