Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled approximately 11.8 million pounds of frozen chicken strips because the products may be contaminated with metal.
The affected products were produced between Oct. 1, 2018, and March 8, 2019, and have "Use By Dates" of Oct. 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020. Along with chicken products under the Tyson name, the recall also affects select Publix, Kirkwood, Giant Eagle, Hannaford, Food Lion, Best Choice, Great Value, Meijer and Spare Time products. The products were shipped to retailers nationwide. USDA received several consumer complaints of "extraneous material" in the chicken strip products. Three people suffered an injury in their mouth.
“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," Barbara Masters, Tyson Foods vice president of regulatory food policy, food and agriculture, said in a statement. Consumers are urged to throw away or return products that might be affected and not to consume them. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.