Sept. 28, 2016 -- More than 132,000 pounds of chicken nugget products are being recalled by Tyson Foods because they may contain pieces of hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says.
The recall covers: 5-lb. bags of Tyson fully cooked panko chicken nuggets with a "Best If Used By" date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33 that were distributed nationwide; and 20-lb. bulk packages of "Spare Time Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat" with a production date of July 18, 2016 and case code 2006SDL03 that were shipped for institutional use in Pennsylvania.
The recall was triggered by customer complaints about plastic pieces in the products. The pieces ranged in size from 0.8 inches in length and 0.25 inches in diameter and may have come from a plastic rod used to connect a plastic transfer belt, according to Tyson.