Meat producer Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 190,757lb of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken fritter products over possible foreign matter contamination, specifically hard plastic, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The products that are subject to recall include 32.81lb cases containing four 8.2lb bags of ‘Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters-Cn’ and bear the establishment number ‘P-1325’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Produced on 28 February, the frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were shipped to institutional foodservice locations nationwide and were not packaged for retail sale.

Tyson Foods notified FSIS about the problem on 5 June when it received three consumer complaints from schools about foreign material in the breaded chicken fritter product.

While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale. It was not part of the food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.

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

Consumers have been advised 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 consumption of the product could cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

In March, Tyson Foods recalled 69,093lb of frozen 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.