Tyson recalls chicken nuggets contaminated with plastic

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets over concerns the food is contaminated with plastic.

According to a statement from the company on Tuesday, 5-pound bags of Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets are being voluntarily recalled after some consumers informed Tyson that they found small pieces of a soft, blue plastic in the product.

Tyson says the material has only been found "in a very small number of packages" and no injuries have been reported in connection to the recall. However, "out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling 36,420 pounds of product."

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Guests attending a reception for the Clemson Tigers grab fast food sandwiches in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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The affected product was shipped to club store distribution centers in Arizona, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Utah. The recall includes chicken nuggets purchased since Nov. 26, 2018 with a best by date of Nov. 26, 2019 and a UPC of 0 23700 03558 5.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is "concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers." The FSIS urges consumers not to eat the product.

Tyson says anyone who has purchased the affected product should throw it out. Consumers should cut off the UPC and date code from the packaging and mail it to Tyson's consumer relations department in North Carolina for a full refund.

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