ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA) – Tyson Foods, Inc., has decided to expand a voluntary recall originally issued on March 21, 2019, of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products made at a plant in Rogers, between October 1, 2018, and March 8, 2019.
The recall now includes nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips.
“11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today,” according to an FSIS news release.
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 release states.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package.
“Consumers expect that the food they eat is safe. In their best interest and in an abundance of caution we’re taking quick and decisive action to expand this recall,” said Barbara Masters, DVM, vice president of regulatory food policy, food and agriculture for Tyson Foods.
“Safety is at the core of everything we do. We’re committed to producing safe, healthy food that our consumers and customers can rely on every day,” Masters said. “It is unacceptable to Tyson Foods that any product might not meet our standards. Because of these additional consumer reports, we’ve decided to take this precautionary step to make sure that we’re meeting our own expectations and the expectation of consumers.”
Consumers who have purchased any of the affected items should cut the UPC and date code from the packaging, discard the product and call 1-866-886-8456, according to the news release.
Click here, to view the list of products included in this recall.