Meat giant, Tyson Foods, is recalling an estimated 11,829,517 pounds of frozen chicken strips, after it was announced the product ‘may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal’.
Six people have complained to the company, claiming to have found pieces of metal in their food – with three stating the contaminated product had caused them oral injuries.
US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has urged anyone concerned about an injury or illness related to contaminated products to contact a health care provider.
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” its website reads.
“Consumers expect that the food they eat is safe. In their best interest and in an abundance of caution we’re taking quick and decisive action to expand this recall,” said Barbara Masters, Tyson Foods’ Vice President of Regulatory Food Policy, Food, and Agriculture.
“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. We will also be using a third-party video auditing system for metal-detection verification.”
Click here to view the list of products subject to recall