Some frozen Tyson chicken strips could be contaminated with metal

Tyson Foods' recall covered around 5.4 million kg of chicken strips

Tyson recalls additional 11.7 million pounds of chicken strips

Tyson Foods Inc significantly expanded a recall of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips to close to 5.4 million kg over contamination concerns, the US Department of Agriculture said on Saturday (May 4). All have use-by dates of October 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020.

The products were produced from October 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have "use by" dates of October 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020.

A Tyson Foods official said Friday that the company is taking corrective steps at the location where the products are made. Consumers are urged not to eat the products, but instead return them to the story where they were purchased or throw it away.

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"We have discontinued use of the specific equipment believed to be associated with the metal fragments, and we will be installing metal-detecting X-ray machinery to replace the plant's existing metal detection system", Masters said.

The metal in the product was discovered after two consumer complaints were lodged claiming extraneous materials, namely metal, was found in the chicken meat. There have been three oral injuries due to people biting into the chicken strips contaminated with metal pieces.

The national Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned the frozen products may still be in your freezer.

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The recall comes almost two months after the company recalled 36,420 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after pieces of rubber were found in them.

Anyone with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.

This is an expansion of the March 21 recall.

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