The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 3,120 pounds of breaded chicken tenders due to a possible plastic contamination.  The plastic is blue, clear and soft.

The recalled chicken tenders are frozen, uncooked and were produced on May 17, 2018 with a lot code of 1378NLR02.  The chicken tenders were sold to food service establishments nationwide. The problem was discovered after Tyson was notified that their breading supplier was recalling the breading ingredients due to the possible plastic contamination.

The recalled products were not sold to retailers, only food service establishments which means they are not on the shelves at your local stores; however, restaurants or schools could be serving the products.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: USDA, “Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination”