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FILE - In this file photograph taken May 10, 2010, Tyson Foods Inc., frozen chicken nuggets are displayed in the freezer at a Little Rock, Ark., grocery store. Meat producer Tyson Foods posted an 89 percent jump in third-quarter net income, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, as its chicken business continued to recover and it benefited from higher beef and pork prices. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, file)

Tyson has recalled more than 130,000 pounds of chicken nuggets


Tyson Foods has recalled more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, the United States Department of Agriculture said Tuesday

The company issued a recall after a consumer reported finding "foreign material" in their chicken nuggets.

 "According to Tyson Foods, the plastic material ranged in size from 21mm in length and 6.5mm in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt. The firm said the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology," the USDA said in its recall announcement. 

The recall applies to 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken nuggets with a "best if used by" date of July 18, 2017. The nuggets have the case codes  2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33 on the package. 

In addition to the nuggets, 20-pound bulk packages of Spare Time nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat are also being recalled. 

The bulk packages were shipped for "institutional use" in Pennslyvania. They are marked with the production day of July 18, 2016, and the case code 2006SDL03.

Anyone who has purchased these products is urged to throw them away or return them. 

This is considered a Class I recall, which means "there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

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