Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with small pieces of rubber, after consumers complaints.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the issue Tuesday. "A small number of consumers contacted the company to say they had found small pieces of soft, blue plastic in the nuggets, prompting the company to issue the recall," Tyson said in a statement. The 5-pound packages have a best if used by date of Nov. 26, 2019, the case code 3308SDL03 and P-13556 number is inside the USDA inspection mark. Club store distribution centers in Arizona, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Utah received them. People are warned against consuming them.
No illnesses were reported. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," the Food Safety and Inspection Service said. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Consumer Relations at 1-888-747-7611. Tyson Foods is the world's second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork after JBS S.A. Every week, its 54 chicken plants package 42.5 million chickens.