(NBC News) Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” officials announced Friday.
Officials say consumer complaints alerted them to small pieces of plastic found in some of the company's frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products. The problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine at a Sedalia, Mo. plant, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The company said one of the products has been sold at Sam's Club stores nationwide since January.
Tyson Foods Inc. said the company received reports of minor oral injury associated with consumption of some of the recalled products.
The recall includes the following items:
•5-lb. bags of “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” 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.
•20-lb. bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861” with identifying case codes of “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14.”
The product bags bear the establishment number “P-13556.”
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services at (866) 328-3156.