Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued a recall for about 11,829,517 pounds of ready-to-eat, frozen chicken strip products as they could be contaminated with outside materials, specifically metal. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Saturday.
The chicken strip products were produced on a variety of dates from October 1, 2018, through March 8, 2019, and will have “Use By Dates” of October 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020. Recalled products will have the establishment number “P-7221” listed on the back of the product’s packaging.
The recalled items were shipped to both retail and Department of Defense locations across the United States as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. The issue with the products was discovered after FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous matter in the chicken strips.
At this time, there have now been six reports of complaints of similar metal material with three alleging to have received an oral injury. Customers are encouraged to throw the recalled products away or to return them to their place of purchase.
Customers with questions regarding the recall can call Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.