Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were produced at Tyson Foods’ establishment in New Holland, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 2019. The following products is subject to recall:   32.81-lb. cases containing four 8.2-lb. bags of “FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY CHICKEN CHUNK FRITTERS-CN” and case code 0599NHL02.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled items were shipped to institutional foodservice locations nationwide and were not packaged for retail sale.

FSIS was notified of the problem on June 5, 2019, when Tyson Foods advised FSIS of three consumer complaints from schools of foreign material in the breaded chicken fritter product. Tyson Foods distributed the product to institutions, including schools. While the product was distributed to schools and was not distributed at the retail level, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

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There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in food service freezers. Food service locations who have purchased these products are urged not to serve 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.

Tyson Foods had three other chicken product recalls in 2019 -- one in January, one in March and one in May. All of those three recalls also involved possible extraneous materials.