Over 11 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled over contamination issues, in one of the largest recalls of its kind ever issued.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is overseeing the recall being conducted by Tyson Foods. Consumers are warned to review the details provided below to ensure they do not have these products. Pictures of labels of some of the recalled products are included as well.
The recall is actually an expansion of a March 21, 2019 recall, in which 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products were included. More information on that recall can be found by clicking here.
Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 million 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 frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. The chart contains a list of the products subject to recall.[View Labels (PDF only)]
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. These items 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.
These charts detail the products being recalled.
Here are some of the labels associated with the recall. All of the labels can be seen by clicking here.
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.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Worth Sparkman, Public Relations Manager, Tyson Foods, Inc., at [email protected] (479) 290-6358.
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