Tyson recalls chicken strips after customers report finding metal in them
Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strip products that could have been contaminated with pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, March 21.
The company recalled the products after two people reported finding fragments of metal in them, Tyson officials said in a news release.
“Even though these reports involved only two packages, out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling these products,” officials said, noting that the company hasn’t yet received any reports of injuries or illnesses.
In a statement, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said the chicken strips were shipped to retail locations across the country. The products also were sent to distribution centers in several states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin, Tyson officials said.
The recall included Tyson’s fully cooked buffalo style chicken strips, as well as the company’s chicken breast strip fritters.
Anyone who purchased the products is asked to discard them. Customers also should cut out the products’ UPC and date code from the packaging and call Tyson’s consumer relations at 1-866-886-8456.
On Friday, March 22, Walmart emailed customers who may have purchased the products and said they would be entitled to a full refund.