WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Thousands of pounds of Panko Chicken Nuggets by Tyson Foods have been recalled after consumer complained of finding rubber inside the product.
- Even though no illnesses have been reported, the recall was to ensure that consumers will be aware that these products might be sitting in their personal storage freezers.
- Other chicken nugget products have also been recalled just recently by Perdue Foods and Purdue following reports of contamination.
Over 36,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets are being recalled by Tyson Foods after reports from consumers found pieces of rubber embedded inside the food.
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the recall pertains to the Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold in grocery stores nationwide in five pound plastic bags.
Although no cases of injury or illness have been reported, the company and the FSIS are worried that these products might be overlooked while being stored in people’s home freezers. Essentially for the same reason, Tyson was forced to recall frozen, breaded chicken products last June.
Bags of the recalled product have a “best by” Nov. 26, 2019 date, with Case Code 3308SDL03 and time between 23:00 through 1:59 stamped on it. For consumers who have gotten this, please discard or return to where it was purchased and get a refund.
The recall follows another major recall of chicken nuggets less than two weeks ago by Perdue Foods. After consumers reported finding wood chunks inside the product, about 68,000 pounds were ordered back. Due to a mislabeling of an undeclared allergen, Purdue also recalled 16,000 pounds of Refrigerated Fun Shapes Chicken Nuggets.
There were a series of notable recalls in 2018 as well. In May, a threat of plastic contamination was issued by Kroger, followed by Cargill which recalled meats twice in August and September. Since October, over 6,000 tons of beef had been recalled by JBS Tolleson, while 29,000 pounds of Jimmy Dean Sausage were called back by the USDA in December.