Tyson Foods, Inc. issued a wide-ranging recall for nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips. According to Fox Business, this latest announcement expands upon a recall the company issued in March of 2019. Tyson Foods determined that the company had to recall 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because of the presence of “extraneous material” found in the food. Tyson Foods issued the recall plan with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). At least three people have sustained minor injuries after eating Tyson Food’s chicken strips since the first recall campaign that began in March of 2019.
Tyson’s recall campaign in March did not capture all of the contaminated chicken products. Since that recall, six customers complained about finding pieces of metal and other materials in their Tyson chicken strips to the FSIS. Three of those customers suffered a minor injury to their mouths from unwittingly trying to ingest food contaminated with pieces of metal. Furthermore, Tyson Foods noted that the company received two complaints from customers since March that they found foreign matter in their food.
Tyson Foods believes that it has identified all of the contaminated food. Tyson identified the latest food subject to recall by its establishment number. The establishment number for the recall chicken strips is P-72221. The contaminated food was manufactured between October of 2018 and March of 2019 and bears the “Use by” dates of October 1, 2019, and March 7, 2020.
Tyson asked their customers to return the recalled food to the point of purchase or discard the product. Tyson urged their customers not to eat food they suspect is tainted. The recalled products appear as either a Tyson Food brand or a store brand such as Good Value, Best Choice, and Food Lion.
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