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Tyson Chicken Recall: 75,000 Pounds of Nuggets Recalled Over Plastic Chunks

The bags may contain small pieces of plastic


TysonFoods185Consumers who purchased bags of Tyson Foods (TSN) frozen chicken nuggets at Walmart’s (WMT) Sam’s Club warehouse stores may be affected by a Tyson chicken recall.

The Tyson chicken recall covers 5-pound bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928.” The bags have manufacturer’s codes on the side, and codes 0264SDL0315 through 0319 as well as 0474SDL0311 through 0134 are covered.

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Also under included in the Tyson chicken recall are 20-pound bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861” bearing the same manufacturer codes as above. The 20-pound bags were distributed for institutional use in Arkansas and Indiana.

In total, 75,320 pounds of frozen white meat chicken nuggets are covered in the Tyson chicken recall, USA Today reports.

The Tyson chicken recall was issued after Tyson received consumer complaints that the chicken was contaminated with small bits of plastic. Some minor mouth injuries have been reported. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) noted that the contamination has been linked to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

Only bags of chicken sold at Sam’s Club stores are affected by the Tyson chicken recall.

Shares of TSN stock were fractionally down Monday. Shares are up 23% year-to-date.

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