Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 lb of frozen, fully cooked, dinosaur-shaped chicken “Fun Nuggets” sold to retailers in 29-oz packages. The product was produced at one location on September 5. No other Tyson brand products are affected by the recall.
“A limited number of consumers have reported they found small, pliable metal pieces in the product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling this product,” Tyson said in a statement.
The notice of this recall follows the September 2023 recall of more than 15,000 lb of blended meat and poultry smoked sausage products produced by Tyson brand Hillshire Farm, due to possible bone fragment contamination.
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Tyson has experienced previous quality control issues with some of its other chicken products. In 2019, customers reported finding pieces of blue rubber inside some of the company’s chicken nuggets, prompting a recall. In the same year, Tyson recalled millions of pounds of its chicken strips following concerns they might be contaminated with metal.
The dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets bear the product codes 2483BRV02 07, 2483BRV02 08, 2483BRV02 09, or 2483BRV02 10, establishment code P7211, with a best if used by date of September 4, 2024. Product cases may be identified by code 048153-6910, 10000048153.
Consumers who have purchased the affected item should cut the UPC and date code from the packaging, discard the product, and call or text 1-855-382-3101.
A comprehensive list of retail stores that subsequently received the product will be posted on USDA’s website. The following link can be used to locate the “retail distribution list:” http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
Consumers with questions can call 1-855-382-3101 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.