Tyson recalling 3,000 pounds of chicken due to possible plastic contamination

Published: Jun. 11, 2018 at 12:34 PM CDT
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Tyson Foods is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken that may be contaminated with blue and clear soft plastic.

The frozen, uncooked and breaded chicken tenderloins were produced on May 17, 2018. The products contained an establishment number "P-746" on the package.

These items were shipped to food service establishments nationwide. The affected chicken is not available to purchase in retail stores.

The problem was discovered on June 8, 2018, when Tyson Foods Inc. notified U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that their breading supplier was recalling the breading ingredients due to possible foreign material contamination.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in freezers at food service institutions and could be served. Food Service Institutions who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Tyson Foods Inc. call center at (888) 747-7611.

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