Chicken Nugget Recall: Specific Tyson Foods Product Details

Tyson Foods Inc. made a chicken nugget recall after it received complaints from customers who found bits of plastic in their product.

In an announcement on Friday, April 4, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials have been recalled.

Chicken Nugget Recall
Specifically, the products were identified as "Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets," weighing 5 pounds per bag, with manufacturer codes "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14" which were shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.

The USDA notice did not specify which store, but various reports stated that Sam’s Club owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was hit by the recall.

Also subjected to the recall is Tyson's 20-pound packs of "Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat" with identifying case codes of "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14." The USDA says these were shipped for "institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas."

The agency explains:

The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

The USDA classified the chicken nugget recall as "Class II" which means it's "a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product." It said the health risk is "low."