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Tyson recalling nearly 70,000 pounds of chicken strips after a report of metal pieces

Key Points
  • Tyson Foods is recalling over 69,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken strips.
  • Two consumers complain of finding metal in their meals.
  • No adverse reactions or injuries are reported, according to the Tyson website.
A bag of Tyson Foods Inc. frozen chicken is arranged for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Tyson is scheduled to release earnings figured on May 9.
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Tyson Foods is recalling over 69,000 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken strips after two consumers complained of finding metal in their meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The frozen strips were produced Nov. 30, 2018, and have "best by" dates of Nov. 30, 2019. The products include the 25-ounce bags of fully cooked and frozen buffalo-style chicken strips, 25-ounce bags of fully cooked crispy chicken strips, and cases of Spare Time fully cooked, buffalo-style chicken strips. The products to be recalled have "P-7221" on the back of the packaging.

The three products were shipped to retailers nationwide, according to the FSIS, and to Michigan and Washington for institutional use.

A spokesman for Tyson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

No adverse reactions or injuries have been reported, according to the Tyson website. Customers who have these products should either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

This is the second major recall for the food company this year. In January, the company recalled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after consumers complained of the product containing rubber.

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