Tyson recalls over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken due to plastic contamination

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) – Tyson Foods has recalled over 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken after pieces of plastic were found in the chicken’s breading ingredients.

According to ABC News, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday the chicken 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, the USDA said.

The plastic pieces were discovered on Friday in breading ingredients and the FSIS was immediately notified of the problem, the USDA told ABC News.

No injuries or illnesses have been reported.

The FSIS says some of the chicken could be stored at food service institutions, as opposed to homes, and urged the locations not to serve the chicken.

Additional details are available here.

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