Tyson Foods Has Just Recalled Its Popular Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Foods has announced a recall of more than 130,000 pounds of two of its chicken nugget products after learning some may be contaminated with extraneous pieces of hard plastic materials.

The recalled products include a five-pound bag of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets and a 20-pound package of Spare Time brand Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat.

Both products have a production date of July 18. The Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items have a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017.

The recall is the result of customers reporting “foreign material” in a chicken nugget product.

"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 USDA said in a statement. "The firm said the products pass through a metal detector, but the plastic is not detectable to this technology.”

Tyson urges customers to throw out potentially affected boxes or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.

Tyson also urges anybody with additional concerns or questions to reach out to the company directly at 866-328-3156 or email comments@tyson.com.