Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken products, has voluntarily recalled 29,819 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets due to complaints from consumers about finding small pieces of metal in the product.
“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,” a Tyson spokesperson said.
As of November 8, 2023, there has been just one reported minor oral injury as a result of the problem and the company hasn’t received additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of the product.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued the recall on November 4, reporting that the products in question are fully cooked dinosaur-shaped chicken “Fun Nuggets” or Dino chicken nuggets that were produced on September 5, 2023, and sold in 29-ounce plastic bags labeled “fully cooked fun nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties.”
The affected nuggets were shipped to distributors in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. FSIS will release a full retail distribution list of stores that received the product once it’s available. The agency is worried that some impacted product could be in consumers’ freezers as it’s an item that generally is used for future meals.
No other Tyson-brand products are affected, the company says.