U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a recall of almost 132,520 pounds of fully-cooked chicken nugget products because they may be contaminated with hard plastic foreign objects.

The Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016, and may have picked up fragments from a hard plastic rod that was used to connect a plastic transfer belt.  There have been consumer complaints.

The chicken nuggets were shipped in 20 pound cases for institutional use in Pennsylvania, and 5 pound bags were shipped to retail locations nationally.

The following Panko Chicken Nugget products should either be thrown away or taken back to the point of purchase:

  • 5-lb. bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.
  • 20-lb. bulk packages containing “SPARE TIME Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat” with a production date of July 18, 2016 and case code 2006SDL03.

These products show an "establishment number" “EST. 13556” printed adjacent to the “Best If Used By” date on the back of the package.