Check Your Freezer: Major Chicken Brand Issues Recall Due to Contamination

June 09, 2018Jun 09, 2018

ABC News has reported a new recall. This time it's from Tyson Foods, a nationwide chicken company found in most people's freezer.

They recall covers over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken. They have discovered that there were pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall on Friday. They warned that the chicken may be contaminated by pieces of "blue and clear soft plastic."

The USDA added, "The chicken was sold in 3-pound plastic bags of “UNCOOKED, BREADED, ORIGINAL CHICKEN TENDERLOINS,” with a lot code of 1378NLR02."

As of Friday, there have not been any reports of injury or illness.

The USDA noted that not all of the chicken was sold to consumers. Instead, some of it was sold to food service companies. They urged these institutions not to serve the chicken.

They discovered the plastic pieces in breading ingredients on Friday. The FSIS was immediately notified of the problem.

This isn't the first recall for Tyson. Almost exactly one year ago, they had a much bigger recall. On June 9, 2017, Tyson recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken. That recall was "due to misbranding and undeclared allergens," the USDA said.

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