Unfortunately, over 100,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products face recall across the country by Tyson Foods, Inc. According to reports from the USDA, the chicken was recalled after three complaints from schools. Instead of reciving, their normal shipment, hard plastic was found in a breaded chicken product.
The chicken was produced in one distribution center on February 28 and sent to “institutional foodservice locations,” such as schools. Retail stores didn’t sell it.
The senior manager for public relations for Tyson states that they are working directly with the schools and food service companies that they distribute the food to that is on recall. It is through the food service network.
The following states received the recalled chicken products:
- New Jersey
- New York
Furthermore, Tyson made the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) aware of the incidents on June 5.
However, Tyson’s recall notice states two consumers found clear plastic and soft gray plastic in the product.
FSIS urges food service locations that purchased the products do not serve them. Unfortunately, this is due to concern that some of the product may still be in service freezers.
Adverse reactions due to the consumption of the products have not been reported to the USDA. The company says the voluntary recall is came out of an abundance of caution.
The USDA did not provide the product as part of the National School Lunch Program. Instead, Tyson sold it for distribution to schools.
If you have any questions about the recall, contact Tyson at (888) 747-7611 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.