Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets for 'Foreign Matter'

Updated: 04/05/2014 11:32 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Image: Tyson Foods Inc.
Image: Tyson Foods Inc.

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 75,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with "foreign matter", officials announced Friday.

"Tyson is voluntarily recalling 5-pound bags of frozen white meat chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club locations nationwide. Products sold in smaller packages or at any other retailer are not affected by the recall," Tyson officials said.

Consumers who bought the 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 these product identifiers:

UPC: 0-23700-02178 6 or 300-23700-02178 7 Item # 16142-928Manufacturer's Code: 0264SDL0315 through 0319 or 0474SDL0311 through 0314 Lots feature "best if used by" dates of Jan 26, 2015 or Feb 16, 2015

The problem was discovered after complaints about small pieces of plastic, including one report of a minor mouth injury in someone who ate the nuggets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.

If a consumer has a bag of affected product, they should toss them in the garbage, 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 -CP631P.O. Box 2020 Springdale, AR 72765-9989

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.