Expanding on a recall issued at the end of March for just over of 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products, Tyson Foods has expanded the scope of this recall to include an additional 11,760,424 pounds of product. The Rogers, Arkansas-based company is warning consumers and retailers of possible contamination in the form of small pieces of metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service made the announcement.
The frozen, RTE chicken strip items were produced on various dates from October 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of October 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. The product was shipped to retail and institutional customers nationwide, as well as some Department of Defense locations and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The recall covers six Tyson-branded products, as well as two private label products produced under the Great Value and Food Lion brands. The problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products. FSIS is now aware of six complaints during this time frame involving similar pieces of metal with three alleging oral injury.