Tyson recalls frozen chicken for possible contamination

The product was sold to commercial food services, not consumers.

Eric Walter
June 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Friday that Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products because the breading may be contaminated with bits of blue and clear soft plastic. 

The frozen product, labeled “Uncooked, Breaded, Original Chicken Tenderloins,” was produced on May 17. 

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USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

FSIS said the chicken was shipped to food service businesses across the country in 12 lb. boxes containing 3 lb. plastic bags. The items were not available to consumers to buy in retail stores. Businesses who buy from, Tyson are advised that the packaging of the affected product is marked with lot code 1378NLR02 and establishment number P-746.

Tyson issued the recall after the company's breading supplier issued their own recall on reports that the ingredients might contain foreign material.

No related injuries or illnesses have been reported.

More information is available at the FSIS website. Questions about the recall can be directed to the Tyson Foods call center at (888) 747-7611.