tyson chicken recall
Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 69,000 chicken strips products over concern of metal contamination, the company said in a statement March 21, 2019. Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) has issued a recall for more than 11.8 million pounds of chicken strips. The chicken may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

The recall by Tyson affects frozen ready-to-eat chicken strips that were produced from Oct. 1, 2018, to March 8, 2019. It has Use By Dates of Oct 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020. The recalled chicken also has an establishment number of P-7221 on the back of the package. The contaminated chicken was shipped nationwide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A full list of recalled Tyson chicken products can be viewed here. Labels of the chicken can be viewed here.

Consumers should check their freezers for the recalled chicken strips. The chicken should not be consumed. Recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Anyone that is concerned about illness or injury from the recall should contact their healthcare provider.

The issue with the chicken was discovered when the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) received two consumer complaints. The FSIS has now received six complaints about metal in the recalled chicken with three of the complaints resulting in alleged oral injuries.

Questions about the recall should be directed to Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.

Shares of Tyson Foods stock were up 1.65 percent as of 10:44 a.m. ET on Monday.