Over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken have been recalled by Tyson Foods after it was discovered there were pieces of plastic in the chicken’s breading ingredients.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Ins
pection Service (FSIS), the chickens may be contaminated by pieces of “blue and clear soft plastic.”
The chicken was sold in 3-pound plastic bags of “UNCOOKED, BREADED, ORIGINAL CHICKEN TENDERLOINS” with a lot code of 1378NLR02. No injury or illness has been reported so far.
The plastic pieces were discovered on Friday (June 8) in breading ingredients and the FSIS was immediately notified of the problem.
The recall is much smaller than one issued by Tyson Foods one year ago. On June 9, 2017, Tyson recalled just shy of 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.