Frozen chicken nuggets are a staple meal for so many busy families because they can be popped into the oven with no mess or fuss and enjoyed in just a few minutes.
But a pair of major recalls affecting more than 50,000 pounds of nuggets have forced families nationwide to double check their freezers.
Here are the details:
Tyson Chicken Nuggets
Tyson has recalled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets over concerns that they contain rubber.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the recall that urged shoppers to throw out any Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets made on November 26, 2018.
The 5-pound bags were sold at stores nationwide. They can be identified by their expiration dates - November 26, 2019 - and their "case code" found on the label - 3308SDL03.
Affected bags also have an establishment number of P-13556 inside the USDA inspection label on their packaging.
While Tyson has received complaints about rubber and other "extraneous materials" in their chicken nuggets, there are no reports of illnesses or reactions caused by the recalled meat. The company described the materials found as "small pieces of soft, blue plastic."
Still, the FDA says any bags included in the recall should be thrown out or returned to the store.
You can also mail the UPC and date code from your bag to the following address for a refund from Tyson.
Tyson Foods Consumer RelationsP.O. Box 219Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Tyson’s consumer relations department is taking questions about the recall at 1-888-747-7611.
Perdue Chicken Nuggets
Perdue is recalling another 16,000 pounds of refrigerated chicken nuggets because of errors on their packaging and undeclared allergens.
Less than a week ago, the company also recalled batches of their frozen chicken nuggets which may contain wood.
The most recent recall affects Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets, which contain milk that is not listed on their ingredients label.
Any 12-ounce packages of the nuggets with a use-by date of March 11 and the lot codes 17009010-19009010 are affected. They also have the establishment code P-369 in the USDA label on their packaging.
The recalled chicken was shipped to stores in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The earlier recall affects 22-ounce bags of SimplySmart Organics Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets. Customers found pieces of wood inside the nuggets, but no illnesses or injuries related to the product were reported.
Those nuggets have best-by dates of October 25, 2019.
Customers who purchased either of the recalled Perdue products are entitled to a refund. If you purchased the Fun Shapes nuggets, call Perdue at 866-866-3703 for more information. If you purchased the SimplySmart nuggets, call 877-727-3447.