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Tyson chicken strips have been recalled

Check your freezers for Tyson and Spare Time branded chicken strips. Approximately 12 million pounds of chicken has been recalled.

Posted: May. 5, 2019 9:53 AM

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas - Tyson Foods has recalled almost 12 million pounds of chicken strips after six people said they found metal in the product.

The frozen ready-to-eat products have "use by" date between the first of last October through March 7, 2020.

The recall is for 65,313 pounds of Tyson's "Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips" and "Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips" sold to retailers in 25-ounce bags, and 3,780 pounds of the Spare Time branded "Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips" that were sold to retailers and correctional institutions in 20-pound boxes.

Tyson foods officials said they have not received any reports of injuries or illnesses associated with the recalled products.

If you have purchased any of this chicken you are asked to cut the UPC and date code from the packing, discard the product and call (866) 886-8456.

The chicken was sent to distribution centers in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

A comprehensive list of retail stores that subsequently received the produce will eventually be posted on the USDA website. CLICK ON THIS LINK to locate the "retail distribution list."

Consumers with questions should call a toll-free line that has been set up at (866) 886-8456. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST

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