Tyson Chicken Recalls 36,000 Pounds Of Nuggets Because They May Contain Actual Rubber
Are you a Tyson’s chicken nugget guy? My mom used to throw those puppies in the oven as a quick fix before she would suck back martinis with her homies at the local Ground Round. They weren’t half bad if you bathed them in hot sauce or honey mustard.
Welp, everything I thought about Tyson’s nuggets have changed thanks to this gnarly news that just broke.
Tyson Foods is recalling 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets because they may actually contain rubber. Like not rubbery texture, like actual rubber.
According to CNN, federal officials are urging consumers to check their freezer and toss any “Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets,” with “Best Used By” date of November 26, 2018.
The 5-pound plastic packages have a use-by date of November 26, 2019 and a case code “3308SDL03” on the label. They also have an establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the issue Tuesday after Tyson received consumer complaints about “extraneous material, specifically rubber” in the product, the agency said in a statement.
There have yet to be any reported cases of sickness due to the rubber nugz, but the Food Safety and Inspection Service doesn’t want to take any chances–“these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” it said in a statement.
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.
In summary, stay away from all frozen nuggets until springtime.