Rumour Date: 9/18/2019
“Chicken nugget containing particles from a rubber particles” rumor which states that authorities in the United States recalled more than 16 tons of chicken nuggets due to fears of it containing rubber particles. Tyson Foods, which is the company involved, stated that the chicken nuggets may not be safe to eat and asked its customers to return any nuggets that were bought. It stated that “A few of our customers have contacted us and said to have found small blue rubber particles in the nuggets”
The rumor has been verified and Tyson Foods has removed the chicken nuggets after discovering the presence of particles from a rubber material as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
In addition, the USDA also reported that there were no cases of illness due to the consumption of this product.
The product was followed up by the Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality which verified that it is not available in Dubai markets and is currently not being imported from the United States of America.