Tyson Foods Recalls Breaded Chicken Over Plastic Contamination

by Associated Press  on Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 6:50 am   1 min read

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SPRINGDALE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 3,000 pounds of frozen chicken following the discovery of pieces of plastic in the chicken's breading ingredients.

The USDA said Friday that Springdale company says 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." The USDA says there have not been any reports of injury or illness.

The plastic pieces were discovered on Friday in breading ingredients. The USDA says some of the chicken could be stored at food service institutions, as opposed to homes.

Last year, Tyson recalled about 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken "due to misbranding and undeclared allergens."

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