Tyson Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The announcement is an expansion of the March 21 recall consisting of 69,093 pounds of the frozen chicken strip product.
The items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 with “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. A complete list can be found here.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the package. These items were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations nationwide, for institutional use nationwide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to a release, the problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the 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.
Anyone who purchased these products is urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.
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