According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), “the problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products.”
There are three products being recalled:
- 25-ounce packages of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce” with case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318 and individual bag timestamps from 17:00 to 18:59 hours
- 25-ounce packages of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat” with case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422, and individual bag timestamps from 19:00 to 22:59 hours
- 20-pound cases of “Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat And Buffalo Style Sauce” with case code 3348CNQ03
All of the products in question were produced on November 30, 2018 and have a “best if used by” date of November 30, 2019. The FSIS notes that the chicken was shipped to retailers and correctional institutions nationwide.
“Even though these reports involved only two packages, out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling these products,” Tyson Foods wrote in a news release, adding that so far, the company ” has received no reports of injuries or illnesses associated with the affected product.”
The recall comes just two months after Tyson Foods recalled over 36,000 pounds of its chicken nuggets for possibly containing rubber.
The FSIS advises anyone who bought the contaminated chicken strips not to eat them and to immediately throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Customer Relations at 1-866-886-8456 or the FSIS.