Tyson Foods, a renowned food producer based in Arkansas, has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 pounds of its popular frozen dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets. This decision comes in response to the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product, which could pose a safety hazard.

Credit: Tyson Foods The recalled fun nuggets.
Credit: Tyson Foods
The recalled fun nuggets.

The recalled product, known as "TYSON FULLY COOKED FUN NUGGETS BREADED SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIES," is sold in a 29-ounce plastic bag and prominently features cartoon drawings of red and green dinosaurs on the front of the packaging. Consumers are advised to check for a "Best if Used By" date of September 4, 2024, and one of four lot codes: 2483BRV0207, 2483BRV0208, 2483BRV0209, or 2483BRV0210, with the package marked as P-7211 on the back.

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The potentially affected chicken nuggets were produced on September 5th, 2023, at a single Tyson facility. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), these products were distributed to various states, including Illinois and Wisconsin, in addition to Alabama, California, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. USDA recalls can be found here.

Credit: Tyson Foods
Credit: Tyson Foods

While one minor oral injury has been reported after consuming the recalled Fun Nuggets, no further injuries or illnesses have been linked to this recall. As a precaution, consumers who have purchased these products are advised to discontinue their use and contact Tyson for a refund. The company can be reached at 1-855-382-3101 between 8am and 5pm on weekdays.

Ensuring consumer safety is paramount, and Tyson Foods is taking swift action to address this issue and protect its customers. If you have purchased these Tyson Fun Nuggets, please follow the provided guidance to safeguard your health and seek a refund.

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