Tyson Foods recalls nearly 12 million pounds of frozen chicken

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (WRDW/WAGT)-- Tyson Foods recalls nearly 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may contain pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday.

Approximately 11,829,517 million pounds may be contaminated with "extraneous materials," according to FSIS.

The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. These items were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations nationwide, for institutional use nationwide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In a Saturday press releases, FSIS says officials discovered the possible contamination after two consumer complaints but now, they are aware of six complaints involving pieces of metal alleged to have caused mouth injuries.

If you have purchased any of the ready-to-eat chicken strip products, you are urged to return them to the store or simply throw them away.

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