Another day, another food recall.
Two different companies have issued recalls on their frozen chicken nuggets.
Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recall
Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recall involves more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets. The reason: the chicken could be contaminated with small pieces of rubber.
The U.S. Agriculture Department issued the recall after there were consumer complaints about extraneous material in 5-pound packages of Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets.
“A small number of consumers contacted the company to say they had found small pieces of soft, blue plastic in the nuggets, prompting the company to issue the recall,” Tyson said in a statement.
Everything to know about the Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recall
The five-pound plastic package of white meat panko chicken nuggets was produced Nov 26, 2018, and have a “best if used by date” of Nov. 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement Tuesday.
The packages contain lot code 17009010 – 19009010 and have the establishment number “P-369” printed inside the USDA mark of inspection.
There haven’t been any confirmed reports of illness from eating the chicken nuggets, but federal health officials say some products may be in consumers’ freezers and are warning people against consuming them.
“These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.” The Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
Perdue Foods chicken nuggets recall
Tyson Foods wasn’t the only one having to recall their frozen chicken nuggets.
A serious labeling error caused Perdue Foods to recall 16,00 pounds of chicken nuggets.
The recall was announced after a retail store noticed that the label on the back of Perdue’s Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets neglects to inform consumers that the product contains milk.
The current label only says it contains wheat, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.
Everything to know about the Perdue Foods chicken nuggets recall
Retailers in Washington D.C. and in 13 states including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia have been affected by the recall.
Consumers allergic to milk who may have purchased the affected product need to look for 12-ounce packages of the nuggets with a “use by” date of March 11, 2019, and lot codes 17009010 to 19009010 in their refrigerator or freezer.
The products have the establishment number “P-369” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
“Those with milk allergies who purchased the nuggets should either throw the product away or return it to the store where they purchased it.” The Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
There have been no reported illnesses or adverse reactions in connection to the labeling error.
Other food recalls you should know about
Recently, there have been other similar food recalls.
A few weeks ago, the FDA recalled Bauer’s candy, sold in stores and online nationwide, due to possible Hepatitis A contamination.
In December, the FDA recalled more than 28, 000 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausages due to concerns that they may contain pieces of metal.
A dog food recall was announced affecting at least a dozen products link to excessive, possibly lethal levels of vitamin D.
You can read more about why it has been more food recalls recently here.