Tyson recalls food service chicken fritters

Courtesy USDA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTHR) - Tyson Foods is recalling 190,757 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken fritters because they might be contaminated with hard plastic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall late Friday night.

The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were produced on February 28, 2019. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 32.81-lb. cases containing four 8.2-lb. bags of “FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY CHICKEN CHUNK FRITTERS-CN” and case code 0599NHL02.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled items were shipped to institutional foodservice locations nationwide and were not packaged for retail sale.

Tyson told the USDA about three consumer complaints from schools about the foreign material in the breaded chicken fritters. Tyson distributed the fritters to schools in commercial sales and did not provided the fritters to the USDA for its National School Lunch Program.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from the recalled fritters.

The USDA is concerned that some fritters may be in food service freezers. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at (888) 747-7611.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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