Tyson recalls thousands of chicken nuggets

Posted at 12:52 PM, Jan 30, 2019

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of its chicken nugget products.

Customers said they found pieces of “soft, blue rubber” inside the chicken.

The U.S. Agriculture Department said to throw away all five-pound packages of Tyson white meat panko chicken that was produced in November 2018. The chicken has a “best if used by date” of November 26th, 2019 and the case code number 3308SDL03.

A Tyson representative said the rubber came from a piece of equipment that got pinched and made its way into the blend to make the nuggets. The company has put measures in place to prevent this from happening again.

These recalled nuggets were shipped to retailers nationwide.

So far, there have been no reports of illnesses or bad reactions associated with the product.

Consumers are urged to throw away the product or return it to the store you bought it from.

Earlier this month, Perdue foods recalled a batch of chicken nuggets due to customer complaints about finding wood in the chicken.

On Tuesday, Purdue recalled more chicken nuggets due to an undisclosed milk allergen.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)