Tyson recalls 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets with possible metal pieces 

Animal News : Tyson recalls 30,000 pounds of chicken nuggets with possible metal pieces

Food company Tyson Foods has recalled around 30,000 pounds of frozen dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Saturday.

Some consumers reported they found small, flexible metal pieces in the product. There had been one reported minor oral injury associated with the consumption of this product, according to the FSIS.

As a precaution, the company is recalling this product. The company said no other Tyson brand products are affected. The dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets were produced at one location on September 5, the company said.

Dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods, like many large chicken producers, has its own breeding programs to produce chickens that grow quickly and have a lot of meat. After being born, baby chickens are moved to crowded broiler houses where they are raised for meat

When they are between 5 to 7 weeks old, the young chickens are killed. They are first stunned, then their throats are slid. Their dead bodies are dumped in hot water to loosen the feathers, which are then mechanically removed.

The insides of the chicken are removed, and the carcass is cleaned. Carcasses are then cut into different parts like breasts, thighs, drumsticks, and wings. Some parts are mechanically deboned, resulting in a meat paste.

For nuggets, a mixture of ground chicken meat, skin, and sometimes seasonings or other ingredients is used to achieve the desired taste and texture.

This mixture is then shaped into nuggets using dinosaur-shaped molds to make them appealing for kids, breaded, fried in industrial fryers, frozen and then packaged for consumers.

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