US-based meat producer Tyson Foods is recalling 69,093lb of frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken strip products over possible contamination with extraneous materials, including pieces of metal.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the chicken strip items were produced on 30 November 2018.

Products that are subject to the recall include 25oz packages of frozen ‘Tyson fully cooked buffalo style chicken strips chicken breast strip fritters with rib meat and buffalo style sauce’ and 25oz packages of frozen ‘Tyson fully cooked crispy chicken strips chicken breast strip fritters with rib meat.’

“The FSIS said the problem was discovered when it received two consumer complaints in regards to extraneous material in the chicken strip products.”

The recall also includes 20lb cases of frozen ‘spare time fully cooked, buffalo style chicken strips chicken breast strip fritters with rib meat and buffalo style sauce.’

Chicken strip items, which bear an establishment number P-7221 on the back of the product package, were shipped to retail locations nationwide, as well as for institutional use in locations in Michigan and Washington.

The FSIS said the problem was discovered when it received two consumer complaints in regards to extraneous material in the chicken strip products.

The US agency said there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products and have urged concerned consumers to contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers have been urged not to consume the products and to either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

The recall has been categorised as Class I, which indicates that use of the product could cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

In June 2017, Tyson Foods recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of RTE breaded chicken products due to a misbranding and undeclared allergen.

The products potentially contained milk, which was not declared on the product label.