Tyson recalls more pounds of chicken strips for possible metal contamination

Posted at 6:26 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 19:27:29-04

Tyson Foods is recalling more pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

In March, more than 69,000 pounds were recalled. Now, 11,760,424 pounds of chicken strip products are being recalled.

The items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have expiration dates of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. Click here for a list of the products subject to recall.

The products bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. These items were shipped nationwide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of pieces of metal in the chicken strip products. As of today, FSIS is now aware of six complaints involving similar pieces of metal with three people claiming oral injury.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Those who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.