Chicken nuggets are a common food item found in many American households — especially those with children.
If this sounds like a close description of your home, you’ll want to head to your freezer and check your packages for a specific brand and date.
The USDA released a statement on Jan. 29 regarding Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets produced on Nov. 26, 2018.
— USDA Food Safety (@USDAFoodSafety) January 30, 2019
Consumers will need to specifically check the details on their 5-lb. plastic packages for a “‘Best if Used By’ date of November 26, 2019, case code of 3308SDL03, and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59 (inclusive).”
Approximately 36,420 pounds of this product are being recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. due to the nuggets possibly containing rubber and other “extraneous materials.”
This isn’t the only nugget product being recalled, either. According to USA Today, two recalls of nuggets produced by Perdue Foods have been issued within the past two weeks.
ATTENTION PARENTS: Tyson has recalled 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may be contaminated with rubber.
Perdue Foods is also recalling more than 16,000 pounds of “Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets” because the packaging did not include a milk allergen warning. pic.twitter.com/N1dxMVddip
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 30, 2019
According to the report, the first recall was for 68,244 pounds of chicken nugget products that may contain wood.
The most recent recall for over 16,000 pounds of nuggets has to do with “misbranding and undeclared allergens.”
The statement issued by USDA also lists this recall as Class I, high risk. Consumers will need to check their freezers for “10-lb. boxes containing two 5 lb. plastic bags with the box labeled ‘Chef Redi Homestyle Chicken Tender Fritter, RTC — Large’ with the case code of 7374.”
For more information on the first Perdue Foods recall, the Jan. 17 recall statement can be found on the USDA’s website.
Are you affected by these recalls? If so, you are advised to either throw all recalled products away or return them to the store where you purchased them.
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