anonionfinelyminced avatar

Approximately 29,819 pounds of the Fun Nuggets are impacted
The contaminated nuggets were made on Sept. 5

30,000 lbs is 1 day's worth of production?? Of 1 type of product? I'm not sure why, but I find that appalling.


Chicken mass production is pretty disturbing when you get into the numbers and details

Same for other meat industries


I think a lot about the strategic pork supply in China. Nightmare stuff.


Yeah, I’m not morally opposed to eating meat per se, but factory farming is something else entirely. I long for a world where cultured meat is cheaper than the real deal.


Same, so many are weirded out by scientific meat but I welcome it over needing to slaughter hundreds of thousands of chicken daily


We’re still at least 5 years away from cultured meat even being available in supermarkets, let alone competitive with factory farmed animal-based meat. I’m so happy to have gone vegan and I’m never looking back. The entire industry is horrifying.

Number1SummerJam, (edited ) avatar

How many chickens lived their lives in a cage smaller than themselves only to get ground together with their friends to make 33,000 lbs of dino nuggets? The meat industry and the way we care for livestock need a complete overhaul.


Probably about 6000. And it took about 9 weeks of hell for them to meet that fate.

BuddyTheBeefalo, (edited )

one chicken -> 1.4 lbs cooked meat

33,000 lbs / 1.4 lbs = 23,571

edit: nuggets are more than cooked meat:

The meat is ground, then forced under high pressure through screens that reduce the meat, bones, and other parts into a paste. This paste is mixed with chicken skin and additives, including starch and sodium phosphate, and then shaped into nuggets.


That is a 3lb chicken. Cornish cross chickens (which is what they would be using for something like this)would be slaughtered at 9-10 weeks which would make them 10-14 lbs.

So using your ratios above, 1 chicken yields 4.5 lbs of cooked meat, which means 7,333.333333333333 chickens.

It’s substantial less chickens.

Although the amount of harvested meat would be higher because they grind everything into a paste as you noted.


Also, multiply your number by two because they immediately send the males to the grinder.


I don’t understand. What do you expect out of a company that distributes nationally? The US has a population of 330+ million. That’s a lot of mouths to feed.

anonionfinelyminced avatar

Sometimes the scale of industrially-produced food is difficult to grasp.


It’s not unheard of for Americans to eat at least a pound of meat per day.

30,000 is a drop in the bucket.

but I find that appalling.

Probably because you’re not able to comprehend feeding 300 million people.


Jeez, the reddit comedians are out in full-force in this thread.

SamVergeudetZeit, avatar

To much iron in my nuggies, ouhhh wozzies.

dylanTheDeveloper, avatar

Free iron

Ghostalmedia, avatar

15 tons of fun (nuggets)


Just steer clear of Tyson altogether. Aside from all their abuses, there’s a recall or safety issue with their food like every other week


Seriously this. Not to mention the multiple lawsuits over the past twenty years, over a lot of things.

That cheap chicken you’re eating is full of interesting chemicals.

SuiXi3D avatar

Good luck! Guess who supplies chicken to basically every restaurant and grocery store?


Luckily I’ve gone vegetarian, and my kids I buy them good chicken from local farms. That super market chicken doesn’t even look right


I feel bad for the people who take your comments to heart and end up getting ripped off as a result.

Number1SummerJam, avatar

This should be pinned in the Lemmy world announcements to save lives


How horrifying. Mostly kids eat those, and young ones are after bad at communicating unexpected issues.

There was one “minor oral injury,” FSIS said, but no other reports of injuries or illnesses have been reported as a result of eating the nuggets.

The contaminated nuggets were made on Sept. 5, according to the release, and were shipped across the U.S. to distributors in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Th4tGuyII avatar

Could you class refined metals as natural ingredients, asking for a friend


Pretty sure iron deficiency is treated with rust pills. Literally just powdered rust. And as we all know rust is just the “refined” product of iron with oxygen. That’s precedence if I ever saw it.


No, iron supplements are not rust pills.

Ferrous salts used as supplements by mouth include ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous succinate, and ferrous sulfate.[3] Injectable forms include iron dextran and iron sucrose.


So not rust but other forms of refined iron?


Well if you want to be anal about it, iron and steel are refined rust


If you want to call things like iron sulfate “refined iron” then you can call anything almost anything. Table salt? Altered chlorine. Refined chlorine. No no, even better: modified chemical warfare agent.


Ever inhale chlorine gas? Deadly! Ever tossed sodium in water? Explosive! Putting the two together could absolutely be modified chemical warfare agent. We should add it to the ban list right under dihydrogen monoxide.

RocketBoots, (edited )

Jesus, I might starve. Time to go load up on the cheapest bulk ramen I can purchase. If anyone would like to donate to my go fund me for my ensuing scurvy treatments let me know and I can send you the link.

Number1SummerJam, avatar

Try the food bank

BlinkerFluid, avatar

It’s times like these, anon that we consult at the church of Honey Mussey for forgiveness and strength.


Sometimes I wonder if I am still worthy of tendy love and care.


Not the dino nuggets!

Will the mammal nuggets take their place?


I want a bag of mixed dinosaur and human nuggets.


Baptist nuggies. Bonus eucharist inside.

FlyingSquid, avatar

Are they sure they’re pieces of metal and not pieces of meteor?

KSPAtlas, avatar

Meteor can be metal


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