Tyson recalls chicken nuggets that might have plastic in them

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 132,500 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may contain plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement Tuesday saying the recall is for some bags of fully-cooked panko chicken nuggets.

Both the five-pound bags of Tyson fully-cooked panko chicken nuggets and the 20-pound bulk packages containing the panko chicken nuggets are recalled. To view the product labels, click here

The recalled products were produced on July 18, 2016 and have expiration dates of July, 18 2017.

According to the news release, the 20-pound bag was only shipped for institutional use in Pennsylvania. The five-pound bags were shipped to retailers all across the country, though.

There have been a number of complaints from people who reported finding foreign materials in their chicken nuggets.

Tyson identified the material as plastic, saying it ranged in size from 21mm length and 6.5 mm in diameter.

It's believed the plastic came from a hard plastic rod used to connect a transfer belt.

If anyone has either of the recalled products, they are urged to return the product to a store or throw it away.

This is considered a class I recall, meaning "this is a health hazard situation where there is reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

So far, officials say there haven't been any injuries or illnesses linked to this product.

Next Up

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

coronavirus, masks, covid-19

Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

radio station, microphone

WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

Related

Tyson recalls chicken nuggets that might have plastic in them

Some 5-pound bags of fully-cooked chicken nuggets may contain plastic. They were shipped throughout the U.S.

tyson chicken recall 2 - march 22 2019

Tyson has to recall frozen chicken again

This time it's because people found metal pieces in the chicken strips.

Tyson chicken strip recall.

Tyson issues nationwide recall over metal-contaminated chicken strips

This comes amid concerns of "extraneous materials" in a wide range of their frozen products.