On April 7, Tyson Foods, Inc. voluntarily recalled over 75,000 pounds of frozen white meat chicken nuggets in 5 pound bags that were sold at Sam’s Club stores nationwide due to small pieces of plastic found in the nuggets.
The recalled frozen, fully-cooked Tyson chicken nuggets are packaged in 5-pound bags and are labeled as “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets.” The UPC number was: 0-23700-02178 6 or 300-23700-02178 and the manufacturer’s code: 0264SDL0315 through 0319 or 0474SDL0311 through 0314. The recalled product had a "Best By Date" of Jan 26, 2015 or Feb 16, 2015.
The recall also includes 40 cases of Spare Tire brand fully-cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat, with case codes labeled Item # 16142-861 and sold in 20-pound bulk cases. The chicken nuggets were probably contaminated with “foreign matter” from a scraper inside a blending machine. Tyson stated that the affected product lots were produced during two days on a single line at one of the company’s 40 chicken production facilities. Unfortunately, there has been one minor mouth injury associated with the recall.
Products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer are not affected by this recall.
If you own the recalled packages, stop using them immediately. Cut the UPC and date code from the back of the bag and mail it to Tyson Foods for a full refund. For more information, call Tyson Foods Consumer Services at (866) 328-3156.