Citing safety concerns, Tyson recalls 18 tons of chicken nuggets

The USDA says small bits of rubber were found in some products. Tyson says no one has been hurt or sickened and that the move stems from an ‘abundance of caution.’

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Some customers were shocked by what was in their chicken nuggets—little pieces of blue rubber.

After several complaints, Tyson announced a recall of the panko-crusted nuggets, some 36,420 pounds’ worth. The company says no one has been hurt or fallen ill, but it is performing the recall just to be extra safe.

Tyson announced the recall on Twitter:

Tyson Foods voluntarily recalled a small amount of 5 lb. Panko Chicken Nuggets sold at club stores. #Recall Details can be found here: No other Tyson Brand products have been impacted. For questions, please call 1-888-747-7611

— Tyson Brand (@TysonBrand) January 31, 2019

The USDA has labeled the recall a “high priority,” a classification reserved for high-risk items.

It wrote:

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