Tyson Foods Inc. has decided to make a voluntary recall of more than 3,000 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that were sent to food service establishments throughout the country.
Plastic Pieces Found In Breading Ingredients
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement released on Friday, June 8, that the affected products were recalled for potential contamination with pieces of blue and clear soft plastic. The plastic pieces were discovered in breading ingredients.
The products recalled were 12-pound boxes of 3-pound plastic bags of "UNCOOKED, BREADED, ORIGINAL CHICKEN TENDERLOINS." These products, which were produced on May 17, 2018, have a lot code 1378NLR02 and the establishment number P-746 on the package.
These chicken products were not available for sale in retail stores and were only shipped to food service establishments. The agency is concerned that some of the products frozen in freezers could be served. It advised food service institutions that have bought the recalled chicken products not to serve them and to throw them away.
No reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled products have been reported. For questions regarding the recall, USDA recommends contacting the Tyson Foods
"Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Tyson Foods Inc. call center at (888) 747-7611," the USDA advised.
Other Tyson Foods Recalls
Tyson Foods has had other product recalls in the past. The most recent recall is smaller compared with the one Tyson Foods issued a year ago. On June 9, 2017, the company recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.
In 2015, the company also recalled 52,486 pounds of chicken wing products due to off-odor. The recall was made following complaints from customers who contacted the company about the odor of the products.
Leading Processor And Marketer Of Chicken, Pork, And Beef
Arkansas-based Tyson Foods was established in 1935 and benefited during the World War II when the chicken was not included in rationed foods.
It is now the world's second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, pork, and beef. The company also produces one in every 5 pounds of chicken, pork and beef in the United States, making it a market leader.
Tyson is associated with leading brands which include Wright Brand, Golden Island, Jimmy Dean, Tyson and Hillshire Farm.
It employs more than 122,000 employees working at more than 300 facilities, 100 of which are in the United States.