Tyson Recalls 69,000 Pounds of Chicken Strips

Chicken strips usually make a great weeknight dinner, but today you may want to toss those tenders.

Tyson has been named in another chicken recall. Just last month, the poultry giant recalled rubber-contaminated chicken nuggets. This time, metal pieces have been found in Tyson chicken strips.

What products are recalled?

Since this recall is pretty big—69,093 lbs., to be exact—more than one line of chicken strips is affected. Tyson recalled the strips after receiving two customer complaints of metal pieces found hidden in the meat.

When you check your freezer, be on the lookout for these items:

  • 25-oz. bag of Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce
  • 25-oz. bag of Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat
  • 20-lb. bag of Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce

That can be a lot to remember, so make sure to check out the product labels here. The affected chicken strips were shipped nationwide and for institutional use in Michigan and Washington, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Here’s why there have been so many recalls lately.

How do I know if I have one of these products?

If you think you have some recalled chicken, check the dates on the package. The affected strips were produced on November 30, 2018, and will have a “Best If Used By” date of November 30, 2019. Flip the package over and look for the establishment number P-7221. If your strips bear these numbers, they’ve been recalled.

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I have recalled Tyson chicken strips—what should I do?

While there’s no guarantee the Tyson chicken strips will contain metal pieces, it’s better not to gamble with your munchies. Your best course of action is to get rid of it. The Tyson strips should either be thrown out or returned to the place of purchase. Retailers offer full refunds for recalled products, so you won’t be out that extra cash.

For questions about the recall and food safety, you can always reach out to Tyson Food Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456. FSIS also helps in the form of AskKaren.gov, a virtual representative available 24 hours a day for all your recall concerns.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.