When you buy chicken, you just want chicken. Pieces of plastic found in some packages will really wreck the experience.

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 190,000 pounds of chicken after receiving reports that it is contaminated with plastic.

The company issued a recall over the weekend of 190,757 pounds of its Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters product, the company said in a press release. The voluntary recall applies to institutional food service customers and affected products are not available for consumer purchase in retail stores. The fritters were sent to distribution centers in more than two dozen U.S. states and distributed to schools.

Tyson Foods issued the recall after the company received reports from two consumers that they found pieces of clear plastic and soft gray plastic pieces in the product. Although there are only two reports, the company is recalling 5,814 cases of the fritters "out of an abundance of caution."

There have been no reports of illnesses or injuries associated with the recalled food. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement that the company notified the agency on June 5.

The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were produced on February 28, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

32.81-lb. cases containing four 8.2-lb. bags of “FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY CHICKEN CHUNK FRITTERS-CN” and case code 0599NHL02.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recalled items were shipped to institutional foodservice locations nationwide and were not packaged for retail sale.

FSIS was notified of the problem on June 5, 2019, when Tyson Foods, Inc. advised FSIS of three consumer complaints from schools of foreign material in the breaded chicken fritter product. Tyson Foods, Inc. distributed the product to institutions, including schools. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

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.

Another day, another recall.

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