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On Friday Tyson Foods announced that they had expanded their recall of chicken strips over concerns that some might be contaminated with pieces of metal. The recall now affects more than 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products nationwide. (Last month six people complained about finding pieces of metal in certain Tyson products and at least three suffered an injury in their mouth.)
The products being recalled were produced from October through March 8th and have “use by” dates of October 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020. Each one of the recalled products will have the establishment number “P-7221″ on the back of the package.”1
The products being recalled include:1
- Tyson fully cooked crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce and 40-ounce bags;
- Tyson fully cooked Buffalo-style chicken strips in 25-ounce and 40-ounce bags;
- Tyson fully cooked honey BBQ flavored chicken strips in 25-ounce bags;
- Best Choice Buffalo-style chicken strips in 20-ounce bags;
- Great Value fully cooked chicken strips in 25-ounce bags;
- Food Lion crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce bags.
Tyson Foods vice president of regulatory food policy, food and agriculture, Barbara Masters said the company was taking corrective action,
“Consumers expect that the food they eat is safe. In their best interest and in an abundance of caution we’re taking quick and decisive action to expand this recall. We have discontinued use of the specific equipment believed to be associated with the metal fragments, and we will be installing metal-detecting X-ray machinery to replace the plant’s existing metal-detection system. We will also be using a third-party video auditing system for metal-detection verification.
Safety is at the core of everything we do. We’re committed to producing safe, healthy food that our consumers and customers can rely on every day. It is unacceptable to Tyson Foods that any product might not meet our standards. Because of these additional consumer reports, we’ve decided to take this precautionary step to make sure that we’re meeting our own expectations and the expectation of consumers.”1
Consumers with questions about the recall can call Tyson Foods at 866-886-8456.