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Almost 70,000 Pounds Of Chicken Strips Recalled Nationwide

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It’s time again to open up your freezer and check for the latest recalled product. This time, Tyson frozen chicken strips are the subject of a major, nationwide recall.

The chicken maker announced that over 69,000 pounds of their frozen chicken strips could contain pieces of metal, prompting a voluntary recall of bags shipped to major stores from coast to coast.

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Almost 70,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips are being recalled.USDA

The affected chicken strips were made on November 30, 2018, have a use-by date of November 30, 2019, and could easily still be lurking in your freezer, so be sure to check the complete list of recalled products below.

Already, two customers have complained to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service after finding foreign objects in their chicken strips, but there have been no adverse reactions reported after eating the affected chicken.

Here’s the complete list of recalled chicken strip products.

For product clarification, the last two digits of the product case codes correspond to the hour produced and will match the first two numbers of the time stamp (as depicted on the label).

  • 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours (inclusive).
  • 25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422, and individual bag time stamps from 19:00 through 22:59 hours (inclusive).
  • 20-lb. cases of frozen “SPARE TIME FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” and case code 3348CNQ03. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. For product clarification, the last two digits of the product case codes correspond to the hour produced and will match the first two numbers of the time stamp (as depicted on the label).

Customers who purchased the recalled chicken strips are warned not to eat them, but to throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased.

You can call Tyson Foods Consumer Relations with more questions at 1-866-886-8456.

[H/T: CNN, USA Today]

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