Tyson Recalls Popular Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets After Metal Was Found in Them

November 6, 2023
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Tyson Recalls Popular Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets After Metal Was Found in Them

🐔 The Gist: Tyson Foods Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall for approximately 30,000 pounds of its frozen “Fun Nuggets” chicken nuggets after reports of small metal pieces in the product.

🤔 Why It Matters: This recall affects a product popular among children, posing a potential safety risk to young consumers and causing concern for parents regarding food safety.

What’s Happening:

  • The recall is specific to “Fun Nuggets” produced on September 5, 2023.
  • Affected products have specified product and establishment codes and are identified by a best by date of September 4, 2024.

🔍 Between the Lines:

  • Not all Tyson® products are implicated; only the “Fun Nuggets” with certain codes are included in the recall.
  • Consumers are instructed to remove UPC and date code from the package for reference and then to discard the product.

🏃 Catch Up Quick:

  • Consumers discovered small, pliable metal pieces in the “Fun Nuggets,” leading to the recall decision.
  • Tyson has provided contact information for consumers to report purchases and has announced that a list of retail stores with the impacted product will be available through the USDA’s website.
  • 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. 

🖼️ The Big Picture: The voluntary recall by Tyson aims to prevent any potential health risks by removing these items from consumption. Consumers with the affected product should dispose of it and contact Tyson for further instructions. The USDA will provide updates on the distribution of these products, likely to assist in tracking and notification efforts.

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