The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced late Thursday that Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 69,000 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken strips that may have been contaminated with pieces of metal.
According to a statement released by the department, the recall stemmed from two customer complaints who reportedly found "extraneous material" in the chicken strip products. There have been no reports of illness, the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The recall includes the company's fully cooked buffalo-style chicken strips fritters, crispy chicken strips, and chicken breast strip fritters that have a use-by date of Nov. 30, 2019. The packages bear establishment number "P-7221" on the back. The products were shipped nationwide and for institutional use in Michigan and Washington.
Consumers who have the recalled products should throw them away or returned to the place of purchase.
This is the second recall by Tyson so far this year. The top meat processor in the U.S. had to issue a separate recall in January for more than 36,000 pounds of "White Meat Panko" chicken nuggets after complaints of rubber being found in the chicken.
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