What Food Has Been Recalled?
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and sometimes the foods we buy and consume can pose risks to our health and safety. When a potential hazard with a product is discovered, it is common for the company that manufactures or produces the product to issue a recall to inform consumers of the hazards and warn against use or consumption of the product. Recently, a popular brand of chicken has issued a recall for some of its chicken strips.
The food company, Tyson Foods, has issued a recall for some of its chicken strips after the discovery that they might be contaminated with pieces of metal. The recall has recently been expanded to cover almost 12 million pounds of frozen chicken strips. The chicken strips that are included in the recall were sold all across the country. The initial recall on the chicken strips began in March, and has recently been expanded.
The chicken strips included in the recall were produced from October 2018 through March 2019. They have use by dates from October 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. Additionally, each of the recalled chicken strips packages is marked with the establishment number P-7221 on the back of the package. The chicken products included in the recall are:
- Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips (25 ounce and 40 ounce bags)
- Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips (25 ounce and 40 ounce bags)
- Tyson Fully Cooked Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Strips (25 ounce bags)
- Best Choice Buffalo Style Chicken Strips (20 ounce bags)
- Great Value Fully Cooked Chicken Strips (25 ounce bags)
- Food Lion Crispy Chicken Strips (25 ounce bags)
The hazard was originally discovered when two consumers complained of foreign materials in their chicken strips. The agency has now received at least six complaints of people finding metal materials in their chicken products. Three of the complaints have alleged that they sustained an oral injury from the chicken.
People who have chicken strips that are included in the recall should not consume them. Consumers are urged to either throw away the products or to return them to the place of purchase.