Chicken tenders by Tyson have been recalled due to possible presence of plastic pieces
No injuries or incidents have so far been reported, but Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a recall for 3,120 pounds of frozen chicken tenders -- originally shipped to restaurants -- due to the possibility that blue and clear soft plastic pieces might be inside the product.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspect Service reported in a written statement that the problem was discovered by a supplier Friday, June 8. The affected frozen, uncooked breaded chicken tenders were produced on May 17, 2018. The USDA reports that the recall covers 3-pound plastic bags of Tyson "uncooked, breaded, original chicken tenderloins" with a lot code of 1378NLR02.
The frozen tenders were shipped in a 12-pound box that contains the 3-pound plastic bags of chicken. Affected products were shipped to restaurants in the United States, and are not available for purchase in retail or grocery locations.
"FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in freezers at food service institutions and could be served," the news release states. "Food Service Institutions who have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away."
For consumers with questions, Tyson Foods Inc. can be reached at 888-747-7611.