3100 pounds of frozen Tyson chicken recalled over plastic contamination

  • 3100 pounds of frozen Tyson chicken recalled over plastic contamination

3100 pounds of frozen Tyson chicken recalled over plastic contamination

The manufacturer has recalled its 12-pound boxes containing 3-pound plastic bags of uncooked, breaded, original chicken tenderloins with the lot code 1378NLR02. The FSIS also said that the products already purchased must be thrown away.

This is a Class II recall, which according to the USDA, "involves a potential health hazard situation in which there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from eating the food", and the health risk is low. That was because the ready-to-eat breaded chicken products contained milk, an allergen that wasn't declared on the product label. The product was shipped to food service establishments across the country and is not available for purchase in retail stores. Tyson Foods said Monday, March 6, 2017, a strain of bird flu sickened chickens at a poultry breeder that supplies it.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or injuries.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

In this photo made Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, a Tyson Foods, Inc. truck is parked at a food warehouse in Little Rock, Ark.