Chicken nuggets are in crisis.
Just two weeks ago, the USDA recalled 68,244 pounds of Perdue gluten free chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with wood materials. And now, it's recalling another 36,420 pounds of Tyson nuggets that may be contaminated with rubber.
The USDA made the announcement Tuesday, saying any "Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets" with a use-by date of Nov. 26, 2019 should be thrown out or returned to where they were purchased. The frozen nuggets come in five-pound bags and are considered a "class 1 health hazard situation," which means they could cause "serious, adverse health consequences or death," per the USDA. Tyson recently received complaints about the "extraneous material" and notified the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Tuesday. No one has reported getting sick from eating the nuggets.
The Tyson news comes two weeks after Perdue's USDA recall, and just a day after a voluntary Perdue recall of another 16,011 pounds of nuggets. Monday's Perdue recall affects its dinosaur-shaped chicken breast nuggets, with the company saying its packaging doesn't mention a milk allergen inside the product, per Today. The dinosaur nuggets were sold in 13 states and have a use-by date of March 11, 2019. Kathryn Krawczyk