Tyson Foods has issued a nationwide recall for nearly 70,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips because the chicken could contain pieces of metal.
The recall was issued after the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) received two complaints about foreign matter in the chicken strip products.
The USDA is concerned that some of the recalled chicken may be in consumers’ freezers. The USDA says the frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips were produced on November 30, 2018
The following frozen chicken strips are subject to recall, according to the USDA website:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
The USDA says the recalled chicken strips have 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).
The recalled chicken was shipped to retail locations nationwide and for institutional use in locations in Michigan and Washington.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions by people who have eaten the chicken.
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.