Tyson Foods recalls almost 30,000 ‘fun nuggets’ products over possible contamination

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling almost 30,000 of its dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets due to possible contamination of foreign materials, specifically metal pieces, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Saturday.

The specific items subjected to the recall are for 29-ounce plastic bag packages containing “fully cooked fun nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties” with a best by date of Sept. 2, 2024, according to the USDA. The products were distributed and sold in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin and bear establishment number “P-7211” on the back of the package.

Tyson alerted USDA after receiving complaints from consumers who found small metal pieces in the products, said the agency, which added there has been “one reported minor oral injury” associated with consumption of the food, but no other additional injuries reported so far.