Time to check your freezers again. Unfortunately.
A popular food manufacturer is having to recall another one of its best-selling products due to possible contamination with foreign material.
The recall affects over 34 TONS of the product and consumers are being warned about the dangers of inadvertently ingesting the food item. Here are the details:
Fox News is reporting, “Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued another recall for popular frozen ready-to-eat chicken items over concerns that it may be contaminated by a 'foreign matter.'
"The Arkansas-based company said approximately 69,093 pounds of chicken strips would be impacted by the recall because the products may contain 'pieces of metal.'"
Tyson Foods issued a news release spelling out exactly what to look for.
According to a news release on the Food Safety and Inspection Service website, the items, which were produced on Nov. 30, 2018 and have an establishment number ‘P-7221’ are packaged as:
“25-oz. plastic packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with a best by date of Nov. 30, 2019 and case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318.
“25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with best by date of Nov. 30. 2019 and case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421 AND 3348CNQ0422.
“20-lb. cases of frozen “SPARE TIME FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with a best by date of Nov. 30, 2019 and case code 3348CNQ03.”
These products were distributed to all 50 states, so everyone in the country is urged to check to see if the product is in your home.
The company first learned of the problem when they received two complaints from consumers. Fortunately, no injury or adverse effects were reported.
This isn’t the first time in 2019 Tyson has had to recall one of their popular chicken products.
“Earlier this year the company pulled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving complaints about rubber material in their product.”
If you discover that you have some of these chicken strips in your freezer, DO NOT EAT!
“Consumers are instructed to discard or return affected products to place of purchase for a refund. Those with further questions are encouraged to contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations, or the FSIS website.”