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Tyson Foods recalls chicken nuggets

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Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 132,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets, according to federal food inspection officials.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said the products may be contaminated with hard plastic.

The recall involves the fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets that were produced on July 18, 2016.

The specific packaging includes:

  • 5 lb bag containing "Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets with a "best if used by" date of July 18, 2017 and case codes 2006SDL03 or 2006SDL33.
  • 20 lb bulk packages containing "Spare Time Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat with a case code of 2006SDL03.

The FSIS said products have the establishment number "EST. 13556" printed next to the "best if used by" date on the back of the package.

The 5 pound packages were shipped nationwide. The 20 pounders were shipped for institutional use to Pennsylvania.

Inspection officials said the problem was discovered after customers complained about foreign material in the nuggets.

Tyson Foods said the plastic ranged in size from 21 millimeters to 6.6 millimeters. It came from a hard plastic rod that's used to connected a plastic transfer belt.

The FSIS said the products pass through a metal detector, which does not detect plastic.

There were no confirmed reports of health issues.

Customers can return the products to wherever they were bought.

For more information, head to the FSIS website here.

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