Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips over possible ‘metal’ contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued another recall for popular frozen ready-to-eat chicken items over concerns that it may be contaminated by a “foreign matter.” The Arkansas-based company said approximately 69,093 pounds of chicken strips would be impacted by the recall because the products may contain “pieces of metal.”

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According to a news release on the Food Safety and Inspection Service website, the items, which were produced on Nov. 30, 2018 and have an establishment number “P-7221” are packaged as:

25-oz. plastic packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with a best by date of Nov. 30, 2019 and case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318.

25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with best by date of Nov. 30. 2019 and case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421 AND 3348CNQ0422.

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 a best by date of Nov. 30, 2019 and case code 3348CNQ03.

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The recall announcement said the products were shipped to retailers nationwide. The company said it was first notified of an issue after receiving two complaints from customers, but that no adverse reactions related to the recall had been reported. Earlier this year the company pulled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving complaints about rubber material in their product.

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Consumers are instructed to discard or return affected products to place of purchase for a refund. Those with further questions are encouraged to contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations, or the FSIS website.