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Recall: Tyson Chicken Strips Might Contain Metal

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This story was updated on May 6, 2019, after Tyson expanded the recall to include millions of additional pounds of chicken. 

March 22, 2019 -- Poultry giant Tyson Foods this week recalled nearly 12 million pounds of frozen chicken strips because they might contain pieces of metal, a massive expansion of an original recall of 70,000 pounds of poultry in March. 

The ready-to-eat strips were produced from Oct. 1, 2018 to March 8, 2019 and include best-used dates of between Oct. 1, 2019 and March 7, 2020. 

25-ounce plastic bags of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce."

25-ounce plastic bags of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat."

20-pound cases of frozen “Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce."

40-ounce plastic bags of frozen "Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat.”

40-ounce plastic bags of frozen “Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Tyson Fully Cooked Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Honey BBQ Style Sauce Smoke Flavor Added."

20-ounce bags of frozen "Best Choice Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Made with White Meat Chicken Chicken Breast Strip Fritters With Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Great Value Fully Cooked Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat Crispy."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Food Lion crispy chicken strips fully cooked chicken breast strip fritters with rib meat made with white meat chicken fully cooked microwaveable."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Food Lion buffalo-style chicken strips fully cooked breaded chicken breast strips fritters with rib meat and glazed with buffalo-style sauce made with white meat chicken fully cooked microwaveable."

25-ounce bags of frozen "meijer Crispy Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat."

25-ounce bags of frozen "meijer Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat & Honey BBQ Flavored Sauce Smoke Flavor & Caramel Color Added Honey BBQ Flavored."

25-ounce bags of frozen "meijer Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip0 Fritters with Rib Meat & Buffalo Style Sauce Buffalo Style."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Giant Premium Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Giant Eagle Crispy Fully Cooked Chicken Strips chicken breast strip fritters with rib meat Made with White Meat Chicken."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Publix Fully Cooked crispy chicken fritters Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat Made with White Meat Chicken."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Kirkwood Honey BBQ flavored Chicken Strips Glazed Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat Smoke Flavor Added."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Kirkwood Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Breast Fritters with Rib Meat & Buffalo Style Sauce."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Hannaford buffalo-style chicken strips fully cooked breaded chicken breast strips fritters with rib meat and glazed with buffalo-style saauce made with white meat chicken fully cooked microwaveable."

25-ounce bags of frozen "Hannaford crispy chicken strips fully cooked chicken breast strip fritters with rib meat made with white meat chicken fully cooked microwaveable."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Honey BBQ Flavored Crispy Chicken Strips Glazed Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat, Smoke Flavor Added."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strip Breast Fritters with Rib Meat & Buffalo Style Sauce."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Fully Cooked Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Seasoning."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Fully Cooked BBQ Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Honey BBQ Flavored Sauce, Smoke Flavor Added."

20-pound cases of frozen "Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo-Style Chicken Strip Fritters with Rib Meat."

While there have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness from the chicken strips, the U.S. Department of Agriculture did receive two complaints from consumers who found metal pieces in them. If you have any of these products in your freezer, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the store where you bought them.

If you have questions, call Tyson Foods at 866-886-8456.

This is the second major recall of a Tyson product this year. In January, the company recalled 5-pound plastic packages of chicken nuggets because they might have been contaminated with pieces of rubber.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on May 06, 2019

Sources

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Strip Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination.”

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