Tyson has issued a recall for Weaver Fully Cooked Chicken Breasts after consumers have complained of extraneous material in the packaging. The recall affects over 39,000 pounds of chicken breasts, and is for packages marked with a best-by date of January 31st, 2020.
There have been no reports of injury or illness due to the presence of the extraneous matter in the chicken patties.
The matter in question, according to a statement by Tyson, came from a mechanical seal or gasket. The material is rubbery and easy to notice, as it is clearly not intended to be part of the food packaging. In relation to this recall, the Department of Agriculture classified it as a Class 1, or high health risk, recall.
This recall affects 26-ounce bags of Weaver chicken breast patties. The recalled bags all share a best-by date of January 31st, 2020, and a plant production code of P-13456. Recalled patties amount to around 39,000 pounds of material, and will be sent to distribution centers in Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
If you’ve purchased any Weaver chicken breast patties recently, make sure you check the best-by date so that you don’t inadvertently use the recalled products. If you have any questions about the recall, you can contact Tyson’s customer line at 855-382-3101, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm CDT.
While this is the most recent recall from Tyson, it’s hardly the first. As recently as May, over 11.7 million pounds of frozen chicken strips had to be recalled over concerns that they could include metal pieces. This was one of the company’s largest recalls to date.
Then, in June, the company had to recall nearly 191,000 pounds of chicken fritters that contained hard plastic. These ready-to-eat fritters had been sent to schools and were recalled after children and cafeteria personnel spotted the plastic.