A US meat processor is voluntarily recalling more than 13,600 kg of chicken nuggets that were found to contain metal pieces. The products were manufactured in a single facility and shipped to distributors in nine US states, including Alabama, California and Illinois.
The US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said it received a report of a minor mouth injury.
The service says anyone with concerns about injury or infection should contact a health professional, the BBC reports.
Dinosaur Fun Nuggets packs have an expiration date of September 4, 2024.
“There are users who report finding small, flexible metal pieces in the product. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall this product,” Tyson Foods said in a statement.
They add that customers who purchased the product should contact the company and dispose of the packaging.
This is not the first time Tyson Foods, the largest US meat producer by sales, has had to recall products. Last year in November the company recalled ground beef after finding “mirror-like” pieces in it.
In 2019, the company recalled a batch of its chicken nuggets after customers found pieces of blue rubber inside. That same year, it recalled millions of pounds of chicken product after concerns it might be contaminated with metal.
In 2022, Tyson Foods closed a number of chicken processing plants in the US due to a decline in demand. But after the price of beef and pork jumped more than the price of a chicken, many consumers switched to the cheaper poultry.
The company is scheduled to report its latest quarterly earnings on Nov. 13.