Tyson Foods recalls 86 tonnes of chicken
86.5 tonnes of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, were recalled by Tyson Foods, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were produced on February 28, 2019, and 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 the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in food service freezers. Food service locations who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
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