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Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:14 AM

Tyson recalling its rubber chicken (36,000 lbs)

More than 36,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets recalled because they may contain rubber



https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/01/29/tyson-chicken-recall-rubber-may-contaminate-nuggets-usda-says/2717993002/

Tyson Foods, Inc. has recalled approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nuggets because the products may be contaminated with rubber, the United States Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

The affected products are panko chicken nuggets that were produced on Nov. 26, 2018, the announcement says. The products were sold in 5-pound packages labeled "Tyson white meat panko chicken nuggets" and had a "best if used by" date of Nov. 26, 2019.

Consumers have complained of "extraneous material" in the impacted products, according to a release. Rubber is named in the release as the possible foreign contaminant.

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service classified the announcement as a "Class I" recall. Such recalls are considered a high health risk ó a "situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

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Reply Tyson recalling its rubber chicken (36,000 lbs) (Original post)
underpants Jan 2019 OP
Ohiogal Jan 2019 #1
katmondoo Jan 2019 #2
G_j Jan 2019 #3
haele Jan 2019 #4
Me. Jan 2019 #5

Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:20 AM

1. Could this be

due to the lack of food inspections due to the shutdown? It was discovered too late?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:44 AM

2. I never buy Tyson or Perdue

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:46 AM

3. How the hell does rubber get into chicken nuggets?

Iím afraid to ask.

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Response to G_j (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:57 AM

4. Probably due to the processing equipment.

Poorly maintained conveyers will shed fragments of rubber. USDA inspections and the plant QA inspections typicslly catch that, according to Spouse who used to work in a chicken plant back in the day. He says there are four levels of inspections on the equipment per the rules. However, in the '90s, the government decided that two of those levels of inspections could be transferred to "self inspections" instead of official government inspections as part of "optimization and cost savings". But still, it should not have happened.
This probably happened sometime last year. This sort of equipment deterioration happens over a year or two of slack inspections.


Haele

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:11 AM

5. Such A Waste

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