Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips Due To Possible Metal Contamination

As busy parents, we’re always looking for great, easy, quick, go-to meal options for our families. Healthy options are ideal, but sometimes we have to compromise to get our kids to actually eat what we put in front of them.

One food item that we’ve found that everyone in our house likes is chicken strips. That makes it easy since chicken strips are often available at restaurants and on kids menus across the country. We won’t lie. Sometimes we share the strips with our kids because yum.

If you like chicken strips, chances are you eat them at home sometimes too. While you can certainly make your own, it’s even easier and quicker to pick up some frozen strips for a speedy weeknight dinner. One option we like is the chicken strips from Tyson. Since they’re made with white meat chicken it’s healthier than some other options, and since they’re fully cooked, it’s certainly easier than making them ourselves.

Just like food recalls sometimes effect our favorite lettuce (yes, romaine), they also can effect our favorite chicken strips. If you buy frozen chicken strips, it’s time to check your freezer. Tyson has issued a recall of the following three chicken strip varieties:

  • Tyson Fully Cooked Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce with case codes case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318
  • Tyson Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat with case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422
  • Spare Time Fully Cooked, Buffalo Style Chicken Strips Chicken Breast Strip Fritters with Rib Meat and Buffalo Style Sauce with case code 3348CNQ03

The items being recalled will also have a “best if used by” date of November 30, 2019, and they will have establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the package.

These products are being recalled because the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) found out that two consumers complained that they found pieces of metal in the products. So far, there haven’t been any reports of injury or harm due to consuming these products, but if you have consumed one of these products and are worried about an injury, please see your doctor.

If you have one or more of these products in your refrigerator, please either throw them away or return them to the store where you bought them. Do not eat them.

For more information about this recall, watch the video below.


If you have any questions or concerns about this recall, you can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456.