Tyson Foods recalls 69,093 pounds of meat due to suspicions of metal contamination in a report released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The company released a report stating that they have received complaints from two customers regarding “fragments of metal’ found in chicken strips.
The affected packages are ‘Buffalo Style’ and ‘Crispy’ chicken strips with an expiry date of November 30, 2019, and establishment number P-7221 at the back of the packages.
Although reports of only two contaminated packages have been received, the recall notice is “out of an abundance of caution”. There have been no reports of “injuries or illnesses associated with the products,” the company said.
Tyson Foods Recalls over FSIS Report
The FSIS report said that they are “concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers”.
The recall notice said, “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
The recalled products were manufactured on Nov 30, 2018, and were then shipped to Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho. Also Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
The news comes a mere two months after Tyson Foods recalls 36000 pounds of chicken nuggets. The recall was due to rubber contamination.