Tyson Foods has recalled more than 39,000 pounds of its Weaver brand chicken patties after learning the product could be contaminated with “extraneous materials”.
The recall, made in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, is the third major recall by Tyson this year.
The patties, which are found in 26-oz resealable bags carry a “Best if used by” date of Jan 31, 2020 and the establishment number “P-13456” on the back of the product package. Affected lot codes are 0319PBF0617, 0319PBF0618, 0319PBF0619, 0319PBF0620, 0319PBF0621, 0319PBF0622, 0319PBF0623, and 0319PBF0600
The company says it began the recall after being made aware of the issue by consumers, but did not report any injuries. It also did not clarify which “extraneous materials” were in the food.
Consumers are urged to check their freezers and discard or return the frozen chicken patties if they have them.
This is far from the first notable frozen chicken recall this year. In May, Tyson expanded an existing recall of chicken strips to 12 million pounds worth of the product. That followed a January recall by Tyson of 36,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets. Less than two weeks before that, Perdue Foods recalled 68,000 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets after consumers reported finding chunks of wood inside of the product. Also in January, Purdue was also forced to recall 16,000 pounds of Refrigerated Fun Shapes Chicken Nuggets due to misbranding an undeclared allergens.