US and Canada recall spoiled nuggets
In total, over 103,752lb of Canadian-imported chicken nuggets have been recalled by US and Canadan food safety bodies, although the cause of the contamination in not yet known.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) have issued a public health warning after a customer discovered metal pieces in the chicken nuggets.
Major retailers hit
The products were manufactured by the Quebec-based company Maxi Canada and were sold in Canada, as well as leading US retailers like Kroger, Safeway and Walmart.
Maxi Canada exported the chicken nuggets to the US between 30 July 2015 and 5 March 2016. The company has not made a statement on the issue yet and attempts to reach them were unsuccessful.
There have so far been no reports of anything falling ill as a result of consuming the metal-tainted chicken nuggets, but consumers are still being advised not to eat them. Anyone who does experience illness after consumption of the product is advised to seek medical attention as a precaution.