Tyson Foods Inc. announced Sept. 27 a voluntary recall of 5 lb. bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold at Costco locations nationwide and a small number of 20 lb. cases of bulk Spare Time brand cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast patty fritters with rib meat that were sold to a single wholesaler in Pennsylvania.
Tyson said a small number of consumers contacted the company to report finding small pieces of hard, white plastic in the nuggets, prompting the company to issue the recall. Although the plastic pieces have been found in a very small number of packages, out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling 132,520 lb. of product.
No injuries have been reported with this recall, the company said, adding that products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer were not affected by the recall.
For 5 lb. bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets purchased at Costco since July 2016, the recall includes:
Item # 23575-928
Lots feature “best if used by” dates of July 18, 2017, with case codes 2006SDL03 or 2006SDL33.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13556” printed adjacent to the “best if used by” date on the back of the package. The cases of bulk Spare Time patties (Item# 23575-861) have the same “use by” dates listed above.
Tyson said individuals who have purchased any of the affected items should discard the product, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the packaging and mail it to the following address for a full refund:
Tyson Foods – CP631
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72765-9989
Tyson reported that it has inspected all lines at the production facility to ensure that product quality standards are being met and has implemented corrective measures at all of its facilities to prevent similar occurrences.