Tyson Foods said it is recalling 75,320 lbs of frozen white meat chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Club locations nationwide after consumers reported finding small pieces of plastic in the meat.
Tyson, the largest U.S. meat producer, said the recall includes 5-lb bags sold at Sam’s, a division of Wal-Mart Stores. Products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer were not affected by the notice.
The Agriculture Department (USDA) said the small pieces of plastic were traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine. The company has received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of the nuggets.
These products were produced Jan. 26 or Feb. 16 at one of Tyson’s 40 chicken production facilities, USDA and the meat supplier said.
The recall includes 5-lb “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928″ with a “Best if Used By” date of “Jan 26 2015″ or Feb 16 2015.” The manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19″ and “0474SDL0311 through 14″ also can be found on the bags.
Also included in the recall were 20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861″ with identifying case codes of “0264SDL0315 through 19″ and “0474SDL0311 through 14.” These products were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas. The product bags also contain the establishment number “P-13556.”