Tyson’s ‘Fun Nuggets’ recall: Safety concerns spark action

Tyson Foods, is issuing a recall of 29,819 pounds of its fully cooked, breaded, shaped chicken nugget product following consumer complaints of metal pieces in the product.

The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The frozen dinosaur-shaped “Fun Nuggets” were produced on September 5, 2023. The specific product subject to recall is as follows:

29-ounce plastic bag packages containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED FUN NUGGETS BREADED SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIES” with a “Best If Used By” date of September 4, 2024, and lot codes 2483BRV0207, 2483BRV0208, 2483BRV0209, and 2483BRV0210.

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P-7211” on the back of the package.

This product was distributed to states including Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin for further retail distribution.

The issue came to light after the company notified the FSIS about consumer complaints regarding small metal pieces in the chicken nugget product. To date, there has been one reported minor oral injury associated with the consumption of this product. The FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from the consumption of these products. If you are concerned about injury or illness, please contact a healthcare provider.

The FSIS is concerned that some of these products may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Instead, they should dispose of the products or return them to the place of purchase. Stay informed about this situation and take necessary steps to ensure the safety of your family.


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