Tyson MASSIVE RECALL Over RUBBER IN CHICKEN
Tyson Foods is recalling 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets — not because the chicken is rubbery, but — because rubber may actually be in them.
Federal officials are urging consumers to check the back of the freezer and dump any “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,” produced on November 26, 2018.
The 5-pound plastic packages have a use-by date of November 26, 2019 and a case code “3308SDL03” on the label. They also have an establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
While no adverse effects related to the recall have been reported, the company is concerned that consumers may have affected products in their freezers, and say it should be thrown away or returned for a refund.
The recall, which was posted on Tuesday, comes after Perdue Foods issued two separate recalls of its own over concerns of wood chips in one of its products, and a food-allergy label on another.
“We care deeply about the consumers that buy our products and trust us to provide their families safe high-quality food,” Perdue Foods said on Tuesday, according to USA Today. “Having two recalls in a short period of time is not what consumers expect of us or what we expect of ourselves. We are taking a very hard look at our processes to ensure that every product that comes from Perdue meets those expectations.”
The Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the issue Tuesday after Tyson received consumer complaints about “extraneous material, specifically rubber” in the product, the agency said in a statement.
There haven’t been any confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions from eating the chicken nuggets, but federal health officials say some products may be in consumers’ freezers. People are warned against consuming them.
“These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
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