Tyson Foods 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.
The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates at Tyson Foods’ establishment in Rogers, Arkansas, from October 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. The chart, sown below, contains a list of the products subject to recall:
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.
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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.
Previous Tyson Foods recalls
Tyson Foods had two previous recalls due to possible extraneous material contamination in 2019, one of which also involved products processed at the facility in Rogers.
In March, the company recalled approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, that were processed in Rogers. The most recent recall is an expansion of that one.
In January, Tyson Foods recalled approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nugget products that may have been contaminated with extraneous rubber. Recalled were panko chicken nugget items that were produced at Tyson Foods’ Sedalia, Missouri, establishment.