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Tyson Foods, Inc. issues recall for product contamination

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Updated: 4/04/2014 5:22 pm
WASHINGTON (WTVA) -- Approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products are being recalled for possible contamination.

Tyson foods Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service say the products may be contaminated with plastic materials.

The recall affects "Tyson Fully cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets– 16142-928" 5 pound bags with a "Best if Used By" date of Jan 26 2015 or Feb 26 2015.

The manufacturer codes “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14” can also be found on the bags.

Also affected are the 20 pound bulk packs of “Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters with Rib Meat – 16142-861” with identifying case codes of “0264SDL0315 through 19” and “0474SDL0311 through 14.”

The product bags bear the establishment number “P-13556.”

Officials say they have received reports of plastic being found in the products that have resulted in minor oral injuries. No additional injuries have been reported.

Officials say the cause of the problem was traced to a product scraper inside a blending machine.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider.

Concerned consumers can have their questions addressed by Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll free at (866) 328-3156.
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