Another Day, Another Product Recall
In just a couple of days, we've gone from checking which type of children's cough syrup we have in the cabinet to the chicken we have in the freezer.
Yesterday, we told you about the recall of Dollar General Store's baby cough syrup because of possible bacteria contamination. Now comes word of a recall involving Tyson Chicken.
Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued another recall for popular frozen ready-to-eat chicken items over concerns that it may be contaminated by a “foreign matter.” The Arkansas-based company said approximately 69,093 pounds of chicken strips would be impacted by the recall because the products may contain “pieces of metal.”
The recall announcement said the products were shipped to retailers nationwide. The company said it was first notified of an issue after receiving two complaints from customers, but that no adverse reactions related to the recall had been reported. Earlier this year the company pulled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving complaints about rubber material in their product.
I'm sure that someone, somewhere in a meeting to discuss this problem suggested that the company avoid a recall by calling the products "Chunky-Style." Or, pronouncing the products to have been "fortified with iron." It would appear that person was ignored.
According to a news release on the Food Safety and Inspection Service website, the items, which were produced on Nov. 30, 2018 and have an establishment number “P-7221” are packaged as:
25-oz. plastic packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with a best by date of Nov. 30, 2019 and case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318.
25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with best by date of Nov. 30. 2019 and case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421 AND 3348CNQ0422.
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 a best by date of Nov. 30, 2019 and case code 3348CNQ03.