A small number of consumers who contacted the company indicated they had found small pieces of plastic in the nuggets, prompting the company to issue the recall. The affected product lots were produced on two days on a single line at one of the company's 40 chicken production facilities.
Products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer are not affected by this recall. Consumers who have purchased 5-pound bags of frozen, fully-cooked, Tyson white meat chicken nuggets at Sam's Club since January 2014 should compare any remaining product with the following product identifiers:
UPC: 0-23700-02178 6 or 300-23700-02178 7
Item # 16142-928
Manufacturer's Code: 0264SDL0315 through 0319 or 0474SDL0311 through 0314
Lots feature "best if used by" dates of Jan 26, 2015 or Feb 16, 2015
If a consumer has a bag of recalled chicken nuggets, they should throw them away, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the bag, and mail it to the following address for a full refund:
Tyson Foods - CP631
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72765-9989
Though the plastic pieces have been found in a very small number of packages, out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling 75,320 pounds of product. The products were shipped to Sam's Club distribution centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico in late January and in February.
Also being recalled are 40 cases of Spare Time brand fully cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters w/ rib meat (Item# 16142-861) in 20-pound bulk cases. These were sold to a single institutional customer in Indiana and at the Tyson Foods company store in Lowell, Ark. The bulk cases have the same manufacturing codes and "use by" dates listed above.
Tyson Foods has inspected all lines at the production facility to ensure product quality standards are being met and has implemented corrective measures at all of its facilities to prevent similar occurrences from happening.
Consumers with questions may call Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at (866) 328-3156.
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