Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets Due to Plastic Contamination
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling over 132,000 pounds of full cooked chicken nuggets because they have be contaminated with hard plastic. The contamination may have come from a round, hard plastic rod. Every one of Tyson's products passes through a metal detector, but that wouldn't catch a plastic rod.
Food officials say that this is a Class I recall, where even the slightest exposure to the food might cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. The health risk is considered high.
The Panko Chicken Nuggets items were made on July 18 of this year and are sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide.
The products affected are the 5-lb. and 20-lb. bags of the Panko Chicken Nuggets. The 5-lb. bag has a 'best if used by' date of July 18, 2017.
See more about this recall HERE.