The problem was first discovered after a consumer reported a “minor oral injury” after eating a chicken nugget and finding a small metal piece. Tyson contacted the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
FSIS said there have been no additional reports of injury or illness other than the one reported minor oral injury.
The product in question is Tyson’s 29-ounce package of “Fun Nuggets” which are fully cooked, breaded chicken patties in the shape of dinosaurs.
Tyson’s “Fun Nuggets” are marketed for children as a quick and enjoyable meal.
The product is pre-cooked white meat chicken, breaded and cut into the shape of dinosaurs. Individuals who purchase the product only have to heat them via a microwave or conventional oven.
The recall will only affect packages produced at one of its locations on 5 September. The company listed a series of product codes on packages that may be impacted.
Anyone who purchased the product recently is being asked to check its product code. The FSIS said they were concerned that the impacted nuggets could be in consumers’ freezers.
Anyone with concerns about injury or illness from the product should contact a healthcare provider.