Tyson recalling millions of pounds of chicken due to possible metal contamination

Posted at 2:08 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 16:08:37-04
Tyson Chicken Strips Recall
Tyson Chicken Strips Recall

WASHINGTON – According to the USDA, Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 11 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with metal.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of 11,829,517 pounds of Tyson’s products on Saturday, May 4th.

The USDA said the chicken strip products were produced on various dates from October 1, 2018, to March 8, 2019, and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020.

You can find a list of the products subject to recall on this chart. You can view the labels of the recalled products here: Labels

The products subject to the recall have establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the package. The products were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations nationwide, according to the USDA.

The USDA said they are aware of six complaints during this time frame involving pieces of metal, with three alleging oral injury.

Anyone who has purchased these products should not consume them and they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.