Tyson recalls nearly 12-million pounds of frozen chicken

Published: May. 4, 2019 at 5:20 AM CDT
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Tyson Foods, Inc.is recalling approximately 11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

The the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that the frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from October 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of October 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package.

They were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations nationwide, for institutional use nationwide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products. FSIS is now aware of six complaints during this time frame involving similar pieces of metal with three alleging oral injury.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.