According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Tyson Foods at New Holland, PA recalled approximately 1,148 pounds of frozen popcorn chicken products due to possible hard plastic material contamination.
The frozen popcorn chicken packages were produced on August 10, 2016. The recall was issued last Saturday, October 15, 2016.
The following products are subject to recall: 35 cases of 32.79-lb. “TYSON FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY POPCORN CHICKEN, CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS” with a case code of “70368/928” on the upper right hand side of the label.
The issue was discovered after a school had contacted Tyson Foods with a claim that they had found hard plastic material inside the bag of frozen popcorn chicken. At this time the claims were from areas in Illinois and Missouri. So far there are no reports of illness or injuries.
Tyson urges anyone who has bought the chicken product to discard it immediately and to seek medical attention if needed.
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
Source: Foodsafetynews.com, “Tyson’s recalls popcorn chicken shipped with unwanted plastic”