March 22, 2019

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Tyson Recalls Chicken Amid Metal Contamination Concerns
Image courtesy of Tyson Foods

Protein products firm Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 69,093 lb of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may contain pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in an announcement Thursday. 

Federal food safety regulators became aware of the problem after two consumers complained about “extraneous material” in the products to the USDA. 

Produced at the company’s Rogers, AR plant on Nov. 30, 2018, the impacted products include:

  • 25-oz plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO SAUCE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with a Best If Used By date of Nov. 20, 2019.

  • 25-oz plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with a Best If Used By date of Nov. 30, 2019.

  • 20-lb cases of frozen “SPARE TIME FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO SAUCE” with a Best If Used By Date of Nov. 30, 2019.

Products in the impacted lots were shipped to retail and institutional customers in Michigan and Washington. FSIS noted that no reports of adverse reactions linked to the products have been logged. Regulators recommend throwing away the potentially contaminated products. 

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