Tyson recalls chicken fritters sold to schools because they may contain plastic

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jun 09, 2019

Tyson Foods, Inc. recalled more than 190,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products Friday because they may be contaminated with hard plastic, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service was alerted to the issue after three consumer complaints of foreign material being found in the breaded chicken product. No injuries or illnesses as a result of consuming this product have been reported.

The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritters were produced February 28, 2019, and bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The full information of the recalled product is listed below:

  • 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

But these aren't chicken products an average consumer will find in their freezer. The chicken fritters were sold to "institutional foodservice locations nationwide and were not packaged for retail sale." But while you might not find them in your freezer, your child may have had them on their lunch tray. According to the USDA, the chicken products were distributed to institutions nationwide, including schools.

"While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program," the release states.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-888-747-7611.