The same week that researchers reported regularly eating fatty foods like fried chicken can shorten your life, Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN - Get Report) has given another reason to be wary of chicken nuggets: The company is recalling its 5-pound bags of fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets on fear of rubber contamination.
"A small number of consumers contacted the company to say they had found small pieces of soft, blue rubber in the nuggets," said Tyson in a statement.
Some 36,420 pounds of the nuggets are eligible for return after they were shipped to club store distribution centers in Arizona, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Utah, said the Missouri-based food giant.
The packages were sold beginning November 2018 and have "best if used by" dates of Nov. 26, 2019.
Tyson stock seemed little moved by the news on Wednesday, Jan. 30, trading up 0.6% to $62.16.
The company said "no injuries have been reported" over the recall.
Still, that's little comfort for fried chicken fans in general, especially women, after University of Iowa public health researchers found that "frequent consumption of fried foods, especially fried chicken and fried fish/shellfish, was associated with a higher risk of all cause and cardiovascular mortality in women in the US."