A chicken nugget recall has been issued by Tyson Foods Inc. for over 75,000 pounds of poultry which is suspected of being tainted. The recall was issued following a number of complaints from customers who complained that they found pieces of plastic in the nuggets.
The recall also includes five pound bags of frozen chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Club warehouse stores which is owned and operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s official recall notice said that a product called “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat” is also being recalled as a precaution.
It seems that at least some if not all of the customers’ complaints were bone-fide and the issue has been traced back to “a product scraper inside a blending machine.”
Among other complaints received by Tyson Foods the issue of “minor oral injury” due to the pieces of plastic on the chicken nuggets was on the list. The USDA confirmed that anyone who is concerned or worried in any way about any injury from the nuggets should seek medical care immediately.
The chicken nugget recall has been classed by the USDA asClass II incident, which means that it is “a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.”
Back in February of this year a California based supplier recalled a massive 8.7 million pounds of beef products which carried a Class I recall status, “because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full benefit of federal inspection.”
The chicken nuggets being recalled include bags which display manufacturing codes 0264sdl0315 through 19 and 0474sdl0311 through 14. If you think you have purchased this particular product you are advised to return it to the outlet where it was purchased from for a full refund or exchange.