Tyson recalling nuggets over rubber contamination concerns

Posted at 5:49 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 06:49:30-05

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets over concerns they may be contaminated with rubber and other materials.

The recall affects the company’s 5lb bags of white meat panko chicken nuggets with the “best if used by” date of November 26, 2019. Tyson says they were alerted to the issue from consumer complaints of foreign material found in purchased packs of panko chicken nuggets. The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service was notified on January 29.

Recalled chicken nuggets will bear the establishment number P-13556.

  • 5-lb. plastic packages of “Tyson WHITE MEAT PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “BEST IF USED BY” date of “NOV 26 2019,” case code “3308SDL03” and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59 (inclusive).
Tyson recalls 5lb bags of White meat panko chicken nuggets courtesy USDA / Tyson Foods, Inc.

The USDA says there have been no adverse reactions due to the consumption of the product. Those who have any of the affected product in their freezer are urged to not consume them. The product should be returned to the place of purchase or thrown away.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Consumer Relations at  1-888-747-7611. Members of the Media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, Senior Communications Manager with Tyson Foods, Inc., at (479) 290-6358.