Tyson Foods is recalling almost 30,000 kilos of its dinosaur-shaped hen nuggets after some customers stated they discovered small metallic items in them, federal officers stated.
The recall, which was announced on Saturday, entails 29-ounce plastic luggage of the product, which is named “Fully Cooked Fun Nuggets Breaded Shaped Chicken Patties,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service stated in a press release.
The recall impacts roughly 29,819 kilos of the dinosaur-shaped nuggets, which have been produced on Sept. 5 by the Arkansas-based food processing firm.
The luggage affected have a “best if used by” date of Sept. 4, 2024, and lot codes 2483BRV0207, 2483BRV0208, 2483BRV0209 and 2483BRV0210, the assertion stated. The packaging options cartoon dinosaurs, one inexperienced and one pink, trying over a plate of the breaded nuggets.
On its web site, the company said it was voluntarily recalling the product “out of an abundance of caution.” It added that no different merchandise have been affected.
The merchandise have been shipped to distributors in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, based on the Food Safety and Inspection Service assertion.
Tyson stated the issue was found after it obtained complaints from customers who stated they discovered small metallic items within the product, the federal company stated.
There was one report of a “minor oral injury” related to the consumption of the product however no further reviews of damage or sickness, officers stated.
“Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider,” the federal assertion stated.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service urged customers to not eat the nuggets and suggested that any product left within the freezer “should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
This will not be the primary recall involving Tyson hen merchandise. In 2019, the corporate recalled 69,093 kilos of frozen hen strips after two individuals reported discovering items of metallic within the product, the Department of Agriculture stated on the time.