Check your freezers: Tyson Foods announced last week that they are recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of their popular dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets.
According to a release from The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall was made because some of the nuggets "may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces." NBC News reports that this comes after several customers issued complaints when they discovered small metal pieces in the chicken nuggets.
So far, there has only been one reported minor injury linked to eating the recalled nuggets.
The recall affects 29-oz. plastic bags of "Fully Cooked Fun Nuggets Breaded Shaped Chicken Patties." The packages have a Best If Used By date of SEP 04, 2024, and lot codes 2483BRV0207, 2483BRV0208, 2483BRV0209, and 2483BRV0210.
The FSIS release also said that the recalled dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets were made on September 5, and were shipped across the U.S. to distributors in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Given that the product is a frozen food item that could be tucked away and forgotten about in a freezer, FSIS is urging consumers to be proactive in ensuring that the chicken nuggets are properly disposed of if discovered.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," their announcement read.
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