(WKBN) – Tyson Foods is recalling almost 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” specifically, pieces of metal.
This is according to a recall issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Saturday.
The items were produced 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.
The USDA is aware of six complaints of pieces of metal in the products, with three customers alleging that they caused injuries to their mouths.
Customers who purchased the products are urged not to consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.