Pieces of Plastic Found in Tyson Chicken Nuggets

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WASHINGTON - Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of its chicken nuggets because people have been finding small pieces of plastic in them.

Under recall is all 5-lb. bags of Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets with a “Best if Used By” date of “Jan 26 2015” or Feb 16 2015.” The manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14” can also be found on the bags.

The USDA says these potentially contaminated nuggets were shipped to Sam's Club stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered after Tyson received consumer complaints that small pieces of plastic were found in the products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

The company has received reports of one minor oral injury associated with consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.