190K pounds of Tyson chicken fritter products recalled for foreign material

Tyson Foods recalled chicken fritters that were sold to schools and other institutions

Tyson Foods recalled chicken fritters that were sold to schools and other institutions

Almost 200,000 pounds of frozen chicken distributed to various institutions - including schools - has been recalled by Tyson over concerns of a possible contamination with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, according to the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

The product is only available commercially, not through retail stores, and has the codes 0599NHL02 and P-1325 from February 28, 2019.

The poultry giant stated the recall is out of caution and the reports were limited to information from 2 people.

The department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement that it was concerned that some of the affected products may be in food service freezers.

The nation-wide recall comes after three consumer complaints from schools regarding foreign material within the breaded chicken fritter product. The fritters are not part of the National School Lunch Program but were purchased separately by individual schools, the USDA said.

These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider", FSIS said. CNN notes that the product was shipped to distribution centers in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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