Tyson Foods Throws Hat Into The Meatless Revolution…Should You Trust Them?

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Tyson, America’s biggest meat producer, is taking a bite out of the …

The biggest meat producer in the U.S. is going meatless, sort of.

Tyson Foods, the maker of hot dogs, steak strips, and chicken nuggets, has unveiled its first alternative proteins, a plant-based nugget and a “blended” patty that’s a combination of Angus beef and pea protein.

They say that there expanding their position as a global protein leader to meet growing demand for plant-based protein with our new Raised & Rooted plant-based nuggets and blended patties. We’re #RaisingExpectations for just how good plant protein can taste.

The product line, Raised & Rooted, isn’t available in stores yet, according to the company’s website. The launch pits Tyson TSN, -0.84%   against smaller innovators including Beyond Meat BYND, +5.40%   and Impossible Foods in the fast-growing meatless market, which could swell to $140 billion in the next 10 years, Barclays said recently.

Tyson first announced in February that it planned to debut a vegan protein this year.

Noel White, president and chief executive at Tyson Foods, said during its first-quarter earnings call that the brand aimed to make “protein alternatives.” The company invested in California-based vegan meat alternative company Beyond Meat in 2016, and sold its stake this spring. Tyson reported a decline in sales late last year as it grappled with falling meat prices.

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Tyson Foods recalls chicken nuggets that could have rubber mixed in

In the past Tyson Food issued a recall  for almost 36,500 pounds of chicken nuggets that they determined may have been contaminated with rubber.

The panko chicken nugget items were produced on Nov. 26, 2018.The five pound bags of “Tyson WHITE MEAT PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” werethe ones in question.

They have a “BEST IF USED BY” date of “NOV 26 2019,” case code “3308SDL03” and time stamps 23:00 through 01:59. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was discovered after Tyson received consumer complaints of extraneous material in purchased Panko Chicken Nugget products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.