(WCMH) — Tyson Foods, Inc. is recalling nearly 12 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.
The government agency said this is an expansion of a March 21 recall when 69,093 pounds of strips were identified.
The chicken strips 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 recalled products have the establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package.
The problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products.
FSIS said officials are now aware of six complaints during this time frame involving similar pieces of metal with three claiming an oral injury.
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.