Parents are being advised to check their freezers this week. Tyson is recalling about 70,000 pounds of chicken strips after pieces of metal were found inside its ready-to-eat chicken strips. This comes after two consumers filed complaints after they detected metals inside their meals. Tyson is one of the world’s largest processors of marketed chicken, beef and pork.
The company says that there have been no adverse reactions or injuries reported by consumers so far. The two consumers who found the metal pieces in their chicken strips managed to do so before taking a bite out of their meals.
According to US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, consumers are being advised to check the best by dates of their frozen chicken strips. They were produced on November 30, 2018 and have a best by date of November 30, 2019. Each product has the numbers P-7221 on the back of the packaging.
The exact description of each product are as follows:
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.
The products were sold at retail stores nationwide and used in both Michigan and Washington for institutional use. So far a rep for Tyson has not made any comments about the recall. Consumers can return to their point of purchase for a full refund or simply throw away the frozen chicken.
This is the second major recall coming from Tyson this year. Back in January, the company recalled more than 36,000 pounds of their chicken nuggets. A consumer filed a complaint after they found a piece of rubber inside their bag of chicken nuggets.
For those who have further questions or concerns about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.