USA – Tyson Foods has announced a voluntary recall of 5-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets over concerns of possible contamination with small pieces of rubber.
The company has recalled 36,420 pounds of product sold at club stores nationwide in the United States including Arizona, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Utah.
Tyson said the recall was issued after a number of consumers raised concerns that the products were found with small pieces of soft, blue rubber.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), there have been no confirmed reports of bad reactions or injuries related to the recalled panko chicken nuggets.
The recall includes Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets with best if used by” dates of November 26, 2019; UPC: 0 23700 03558 5; case codes 3308SDL03 with time stamps of 23:00 to 01:59 and establishment “P13556”.
Consumers who had purchased the product were advised to discard the product, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the packaging and mail it to Tyson’s customer care.
Last year, Tyson Foods also issued a recall notice over 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken due to possible plastic contamination.
The company had indicated that the breading of the frozen, uncooked chicken tenders could have been contaminated with foreign material in the form of blue and clear soft plastic.
In the same year in January, Perdue Foods voluntarily recalled 16,011 pounds or approximately 21,348 packages of refrigerated, fully cooked fun shapes chicken breast nuggets because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
The products were said to have been produced with the wrong back panel label and an incorrect ingredient statement that did not have the milk allergen declared on the package.
Tyson Foods is the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork after JBS S.A.