- Tyson Foods recalled more than 190,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritters because some may contain hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Saturday.
The product is only available commercially, not through retail stores, and has the codes 0599NHL02 and P-1325 from February 28, 2019. Tyson shipped the chicken fritters to institutional foodservice locations nationwide.
The FDA was alerted of a possible issue with the chicken on June 5 after receiving three separate complaints about foreign materials being found in the chicken.
The specified chicken included in the recall was not a part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.
Tyson has not received any reports of injuries or illnesses from the pieces of clear plastic and soft gray plastic in the product, the company said in a news release.
Almost 200,000 pounds of chicken products sold in schools nationwide have been recalled amid concerns of plastic in the food.
The food company said it distributed the recalled products to institutional food service locations in 29 states. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase", according to the recall notice.
Tyson Foods, Inc. distributed the product to institutions, including schools.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods consumer relations staff at 888-747-7611.