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USDA: Tyson recalls nuggets contaminated with small pieces of plastic

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Tyson Foods is recalling more than 75,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets sold at Sam's Club locations because they may be contaminated with small pieces of plastic, the USDA announced on Friday.

The USDA said the company has received reports of "minor oral injury" from consumers who reported finding the plastic in the nuggets.

The following products are subject to USDA recall:

• 5-pound bags of "Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets - 16142-928" with a "Best if Used By" date of "Jan. 26, 2015" or Feb. 16, 2015." The manufacturer codes "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14" can also be found on the bags. These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 or Feb. 16, 2014 and shipped nationwide to one retail warehouse club chain.  

• 20-pound bulk packs of "Spare Time Fully Cooked Nugget-Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters w/Rib Meat - 16142-861" with identifying case codes of "0264SDL0315 through 19" and "0474SDL0311 through 14." These products were produced Jan. 26, 2014 and Feb. 16, 2014 and were shipped for institutional use in Indiana and Arkansas.     

The recalled products have the establishment number "P-13556."   

The company said the recall only affects one wholesale club chain, Sam's Club, and not all grocery stores.

The problem was traced to a scraper inside a blending machine, according to the USDA.

"Tyson Foods has inspected all lines at the production facility to ensure product quality standards are being met and has implemented corrective measures at all of its facilities to prevent similar occurrences from happening," the company said in a release.

The USDA advised anyone concerned about injury or illness from eating the chicken to contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Services toll-free at 866-328-3156.

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