Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Product over Plastic Contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has issued a voluntary recall of 3,120pounds, or 260 cases, of breaded chicken tenderloins after it had been notified that an ingredient sent to Tyson Foods may contain pieces of blue and clear soft plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that it had been notified by Tyson Foods that its company’s breading supplier was the reason for the recall, citing possible contamination of plastic pieces discovered that day.

The product in question is Tyson® Uncooked, Breaded, Original Chicken Tenderloins. Consumers do not have to worry about purchasing this product from retail stores since they are only available to restaurants and applies only to foodservice customers. Currently, no other Tyson Foods products have been affected.

Tyson Foods said in a statement that they have identified and is working with affected foodservice customers to retrieve and remove all recalled products, which were initially shipper to California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Currently, there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the product that is being affected. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has classified this as a Class II(2) recall, meaning it can cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

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