A recall of almost 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg) of chicken nuggets has been announced by American meat processor Tyson Foods due to the discovery of metal fragments in the product.
The company stated that it is doing the voluntary recall “out of an abundance of caution”.
A single plant created the nuggets, which were then delivered to wholesalers in nine different US states, including Alabama, California, and Illinois.
One report of a minor oral injury was received, according to the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The FSIS advised anyone who is worried about a sickness or injury to get in touch with a medical professional.
The “Fun Nuggets” fashioned like dinosaurs that are subject to the recall have a use-by date of September 4, 2024.
“A limited number of consumers have reported they found small, pliable metal pieces in the product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling this product,” Tyson stated in a statement.
Tyson continued by advising consumers who had bought the food to throw it away and get in touch with the company.
Tyson, the biggest beef producer in the US based on sales, has had to use a recall on previous occasions.
The company recalled ground beef in November of last year after discovering fragments of “mirror-like” substance in the meat.
A batch of chicken nuggets was recalled by the company in 2019 after consumers discovered blue rubber fragments within.
Millions of pounds of chicken strips were recalled that same year due to worries that they may have been tainted with metal.
Due to a decline in demand, Tyson closed some of its chicken manufacturing facilities in the US in 2022.
However, as the cost of pork and beef surged above that of chicken, a lot of customers moved to the less expensive bird.
This sparked optimism that food companies may make more money as a result of the recent increase in demand.
On November 13, Tyson is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly earnings.