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Chicken Nugget Recall: Tyson Recalls Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club

    April 6, 2014
    Erika Watts
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Tyson Foods announced on Friday that the company is recalling thousands of pounds of their chicken nuggets. Two different chicken nugget products were included in the recall: five-pound bags of white meat chicken nuggets and 20-pound packs of nugget-shaped chicken breast patties.

A whopping 75,320 pounds of nuggets were recalled because they were “contaminated with extraneous materials.” According to the USDA, the company recalled the nuggets after a consumer complained about finding plastic pieces in the product. After an investigation, Tyson officials were able to pinpoint the source of the contamination, which was a blending machine. So far there haven’t been any illnesses reported related to the recalled chicken nuggets, and the USDA classifies this recall as a low health risk.

To see if any of the Tyson products you have purchased fall under the chicken nugget recall, check out the details of the recall below:

5-lb. bags of Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928 with a Best if Used By date of Jan 26 2015 or Feb 16 2015. The manufacturer codes 0264SDL0315 through 19 and 0474SDL0311 through 14 can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.

20-lb. bulk packs of Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat – 16142-861 with identifying case codes of 0264SDL0315 through 19 and 0474SDL0311 through 14. These products were produced Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.

As you will notice in the chicken nugget recall information, the five-pound bags of nuggets were sold exclusively to one retail warehouse club chain, which has been identified as Sam’s Club. Tyson says on their Twitter page that other retailers weren’t affected by the recall:

If you have a bag of nuggets under the recall, follow these instructions from Tyson to receive a refund:

If a consumer has a bag of affected product, discard the product, cut the UPC and date code from the back and mail it to Tyson Foods – CP631, P.O. Box 2020, Springdale, AR, 72765-9989 for a full refund.

This isn’t the first recall Tyson Foods has issued this year. Another recall was issued in January for nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that were possibly contaminated with salmonella.

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  • Ron

    Did you kknow they buy their chicken from china ?

  • BooBoo

    They’re all like hey fat lady. Drop the nuggets and step away.

  • Jason

    Ate one today from samsclub and started to choke so that’s why I was choking today. 2 Year ago I also chipped a tooth on a piece of pepperoni that had a hard peice of something white, These companies need to do a better job of food handling.

    • Michelle Eavey

      Here’s a thought….eat healthier and eat less processed food.

      • Anonymous

        Here’s a thought…. f*ck off.

        • Michelle Eavey

          How typical…Do you kiss your MOTHER with that potty mouth. At least I don’t HIDE as an anonymous poster.

  • linda

    Sad you can’t just eat anymore; everything you think is ok goes on recall. Why have the government do inspection. Sad world we live in.

  • sherman

    Maybe they are bits of prayer beads from the muslims they have working for them.

  • JIML

    For those of you asking “who initiated this recall?” The chicken did, wouldn’t you want your nuggets back?

  • theblue

    The plastic is probably the best part

  • Amy Robinson

    Not the end of the world this time but its like when will there be the big poisonous batch that kills 100 people. Its enough to scare the POOP out of you. Glad I my husband just got a LifeAnt insurance policy because he eats this cheap crap all the time. My kids are NOT going to grow up poor, especially because some chicken farmer cant keep plastic out of his fricken birds. The most ironic part is the insurance is cheaper than the nuggets he eats.

  • brenda

    Some fat lazy FSIS inspector was supposed to be over this but we all know they were at home asleep

  • Rich52

    Tyson Again….How many recalls does Tyson have to have before they are shut down or inspected on a REGULAR basis?

  • Phillip Wick

    I bit into something in a mc nugget a month ago. Wondering if it was the same thing