Tyson Foods, one of the largest meat processors in the United States, is issuing a recall of around 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets due to the presence of metal pieces in the product. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution, as the company takes food safety very seriously.
The affected chicken nuggets were produced at one facility and distributed to nine states nationwide. The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has received one report of a minor oral injury potentially linked to consuming these nuggets.
The recalled product is the dinosaur-shaped “Fun Nuggets” with a “use by” date of September 4th, 2024. If you have purchased this product, Tyson urges you to discard it immediately and contact the company for a full refund.
This is not the first time Tyson Foods has had to issue a recall. In November of last year, the company recalled ground beef due to the presence of mirror-like material. In 2019, Tyson recalled chicken nuggets due to the discovery of blue rubber pieces, and millions of pounds of chicken strips were recalled due to potential metal contamination.
Despite these challenges, Tyson Foods remains the largest US meat producer by sales. In 2022, the company faced a slump in demand and was forced to shut down several chicken processing plants. However, with the recent increase in beef and pork prices, many consumers are turning to more affordable poultry options, potentially boosting profits for food companies like Tyson.
Tyson Foods is scheduled to report its latest quarterly earnings on November 13th. While the recall is certainly a setback, the company hopes that the increased demand for chicken will help offset any financial losses and contribute to a positive earnings report.
For more information on the recall, please visit the Tyson Foods website or contact the US Food Safety and Inspection Service. Remember, food safety is of utmost importance, so if you have purchased the affected chicken nuggets, discard them immediately and contact Tyson Foods for a refund.
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