Now, nearly 12 million pounds of Tyson frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips are being recalled immediately due to warnings they may include pieces of metal.
According to the USDA recall notice that posted late Friday night, the agency's Food Safety Inspection Service has heard of "six complaints during this time frame involving similar pieces of metal with three alleging oral injury".
Consumers who purchased the recalled products are urged not to consume them, the statement said.
The chicken was sold between October 2018 and March 8, with all the packages with the establishment number P-7221.
"Consumers expect that the food they eat is safe". We will also be using a third-party video auditing system for metal-detection verification. We're committed to producing safe, healthy food that our consumers and customers can rely on every day.
The initial recall from March 21 estimated almost 69,000 pounds of chicken had been contaminated after the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products. It is unacceptable to Tyson Foods that any product might not meet our standards.
The problem was discovered after two people complained they found metal in their chicken strip products. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase".
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.
In January, Tyson recalled a batch of chicken nuggets because of possible contamination with rubber.
This is an expansion of the March 21 recall.