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Tyson Recalls Chicken Nugget Packages Over Reports of Plastic Contamination

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    Packages of this Tyson chicken nugget product were recalled on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

    Consumers complaining of finding bits of plastic in some packages of Tyson chicken nuggets led Tyson Foods to recall over 100,000 pounds of the product, the USDA's food safety division announced Tuesday. 

    The products that may have been contaminated by plastic were shipped nationally. The recall affects roughly 132,520 pounds of chicken nuggets.

    Consumers should look for Tyson's Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets in 5 lb. bags (with best-by dates of July 18, 2017 and case codes 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33) and 20-lb. bulk packages of Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat (with production date July 18, 2016, and case code 2006SDL03). They can be returned to the place they were purchased.

    No adverse reactions to the small bits of plastic has been reported, a USDA news release said. Tyson told the USDA its product are scanned by a metal detector, but the technology doesn't detect plastic.

    Anyone with questions can contact Tyson Foods at 866-328-3156.