USA – Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets due to concerns that they may be contaminated with metal pieces, as announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The recall pertains to Tyson Foods’ 29-ounce plastic bag packages containing frozen “fully cooked fun nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties” with a “best by” date of September 4, 2024.

These products were distributed to various states, including Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

According to the USDA, one minor oral injury has been reported in connection with the consumption of these chicken nuggets.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service expressed concern that some customers may still have the recalled dino nuggets stored in their freezers.

The affected chicken nuggets, which were manufactured on September 5, are identifiable by the lot numbers 2483BRV0207, 2483BRV0208, 2483BRV0209, and 2483BRV0210.

In its recall alert, Tyson Foods described the metal pieces as small and pliable. The company noted that the recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution.

“A limited number of consumers have reported they found small, pliable metal pieces in the product,” Tyson said in a news release about the voluntary recall.

The USDA is advising consumers who have purchased these products to either discard them or return them to the place of purchase.

Tyson also provided instructions for consumers who have the affected items, including cutting out the UPC and date code from the packaging and contacting Tyson at 1-855-382-3101.

This is not the first time Tyson Foods has faced such a recall. In 2019, the company recalled over 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets due to potential rubber contamination, with rubber particles finding their way into the product after a piece of equipment used in production broke off.

In 2014, Tyson also recalled more than 75,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after consumers reported discovering small pieces of plastic in the food.

Consumers are urged to take immediate action if they have purchased the affected Tyson dino chicken nuggets to ensure their safety and well-being.