Tyson recalls additional 11.7 million pounds of chicken strips

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Tyson Foods has recalled 12 million pounds of chicken strips over potential metal contamination, federal food safety officials said Saturday.

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.

The FSIS said the 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips sold under the Tyson name, and produced between October 1 of 2018 and March 8, 2019, have "use by" dates of Oct.1, 2019 and March 7, 2020. The number "P-7221" is printed on the back of the recalled product package.

According to the USDA, the recall is due to a labeling error that should have shown the products contain milk.do not contain the label that they contain milk. FSIS said it is aware of six total complaints, including three alleged oral injuries, related to pieces of metal found in chicken during that period of time. Consumers are urged not to eat the products, but instead return them to the story where they were purchased or throw it away.

The problem was discovered when two consumers reported the materials in the chicken.

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Tyson Foods, a U.S. food processor, has recalled 11.8 million pounds (5.3m kg) of frozen chicken strips. Those who have purchased the product should not consume them.

The P.F. Chang's Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice are frozen, heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable.

USDA officials said they're concerned that consumers may have the product in their freezers. "We will also be using a third-party video auditing system for metal-detection verification".

Questions can be directed to Tyson's customer service line at 1-866-886-8456.

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