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on October 17, 2016

Tyson Foods popcorn chicken product recalled

Piece of plastic found in chicken product sold to wholesale distributor in Illinois

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling 1,148 pounds of Tyson Fully Cooked Golden Crispy Popcorn Chicken sold to a single wholesale distributor in Illinois. The amount of recalled chicken products amounts to 35 cases.

The products are being recalled after one customer found a piece of plastic in one package. There have been no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product.

The recalled chicken products were not sold at retail, but rather a wholesaler that distributed the product to schools and foodservice providers in Illinois and Missouri, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

In a press release, Tyson Foods stated that it has inspected all lines at the production facility to ensure product quality standards are being met, and that the company is continuing to evaluate processes and equipment at all of its facilities to prevent similar occurrences.

Product subject to recall

The frozen, ready-to-eat, whole grain popcorn chicken items were produced on August 10, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: 35 cases of 32.79-lb. “TYSON FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY POPCORN CHICKEN, CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS” with a case code of “70368/928” on the upper right hand side of the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The affected products were processed at Tyson Foods’ facility in New Holland, Pennsylvania.

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