Tyson Dino-Chicken Nuggets Recalled in California, 8 Other States
Tyson Chicken Nuggets in the shapes of dinosaurs. Yum! My grandkids and I have enjoyed biting the heads off of stegosaurus and nibbling on the tails of the T-Rex many times over the years.
You might want to check your freezer, though, if you have a stash of these pre-historic-styled snack foods, as certain batches sent to several states including California, are now extinct and recalled by the chicken giant after several customers bit down on more than they bargained for.
Tyson Chicken Dinosaur Fun Nuggets Recalled
In a press release dated November 4, 2023, Tyson Foods announced:
Tyson® Brand is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken “Fun Nuggets.” This includes Tyson® Brand fully cooked “Fun Nuggets” sold to retailers in 29-ounce packages. No other Tyson® brand products are affected.
Tyson Foods Didn't Intend for Metal Shards to Go Into The Snacks
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. The specifics of where the product was produced, where it was shipped, and product codes, were included in the Tyson press release and are listed below.
The product was produced at one location on September 5, 2023. Impacted products 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.
Locations Where Tyson Foods Dinosaur-Shaped Chicken Nuggets Recalled
The United States Department of Agriculture said Saturday that nearly 30,000 pounds of dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets are being recalled because they may be contaminated with metal pieces. One minor oral injury has been reported in connection with the chicken nuggets, according to the USDA.
The recall is for Tyson Foods' 29-ounce plastic bag packages containing frozen, fully cooked fun nuggets (and we do mean FUN) that were sent to distributors in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Where Can Consumers Learn More? Who to Contact Regarding Recall?
If you feel that you may have purchased the affected item, you should cut the UPC and date code from the packaging, discard the product, and call or text 1-855-382-3101.
A list of retail stores that received the product is posted on USDA’s website. Find out more HERE.
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