In a concerning development for families across the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a recall for approximately 30,000 pounds of “Tyson fully-cooked fun nuggets breaded shaped chicken patties” due to the discovery of metal pieces within the product bags. This November 4, 2023 recall has been classified as a “Class I” situation, indicating a reasonable probability of adverse health consequences, including the potential for serious harm or death.
The contamination came to light after consumer reports of small metal fragments within the dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets led to at least one reported injury. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that these potentially hazardous items could be sitting in freezers across the country, posing a significant health risk to unsuspecting consumers. The product was shipped to distributors in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Tyson, the brand behind the popular chicken nuggets, advises consumers to cease consuming the affected product immediately. Meanwhile, the USDA recommends disposing of the nuggets or returning them to the place of purchase to ensure safety.
There have been a number of recent recalls in 2023, resulting in severe injuries and sometimes death. On February 1, 2023, there was a recall for EzriCare Artificial Tears. On May 10, 2023, there was a recall for Medtronic’s implantable cardiac device. On May 11, 2023 there was recall issued for Peloton bikes. A May 12, 2023 there was a recall of General Motors vehicles with ARC airbag inflators. On June 16, 2023 Ford issued a recall for a hybrid battery defect in Ford Fusions. Generac recalled eight models of generators due to overheating and fires. Halloween Candy recalls due to choking hazards.
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