In an announcement made yesterday, Tyson is recalling 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets that may contain bits of hard plastic. Tyson was alerted to this problem when consumers came forward after finding "foreign material" in their chicken nuggets. The foreign material turned out to be hard plastic, which ranged in size from 21 millimeters in length and 6.5 millimeters in diameter. The hard plastic is believed to come from broken machinery where the chicken nuggets are processed.
The recall affects bags of chicken nuggets produced on July 18, 2016. They include a five-pound bag of "Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets" with a best-used-by date of July 18, 2017, and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33. These bags were sold in Costco locations nationwide. It also affects the 20-pound bulk bag of "Spare Time Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters with Rib Meat" with case code 2006SDL03. These bags were sold in Pennsylvania.
There have been no reports of injury from eating these chicken nuggets, but they should definitely be discarded if you happen to have a bag in your freezer.