Tyson Foods Recalling 11.8 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Strips due to Possible Metal Contamination

Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 11.8 million pounds of frozen chicken strips due to a possible metal contamination. 

Affected products were sold and shipped between October 1, 2018 and March 8, 2019. They were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations statewide and to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The USDA is worried consumers may still have the frozen product in freezers today.

The recall has been labeled as a Class I one with a high health risk. This is defined as, “(a) situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The USDA is aware of six reports involving pieces of metal found in the chicken strips with three alleging an oral injury.

For the full list of recalled chicken products, click here.

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: Mlive.com, “Tyson recalls 11.8M pounds of chicken due to risk product is contaminated with metal”