Tyson Recalling Chicken Strips Due To Metal Contamination

March 22, 2019

 

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pound of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips due to a concern that they may be contaminated with pieces of metal, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

The following products are subject to the recall:

 

  • 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours (inclusive).

  • 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422, and individual bag time stamps from 19:00 through 22:59 hours (inclusive).

  • 20-lb. cases of frozen “SPARE TIME FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” and case code 3348CNQ03.

 

All affected products have a best if used by date of November 30, 2019 and bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. For product clarification, the last two digits of the product case codes correspond to the hour produced and will match the first two numbers of the time stamp (as depicted on the label). These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and for institutional use in locations in Michigan and Washington.

 

The USDA discovered the problem after receiving two consumer complaints about metal in the chicken strips. Currently, there have been no confirmed reports of anyone being injured.

The USDA is concerned that some of the product may be in consumers’ freezers, and are requesting that the products not be eaten, and either 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.

 

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