Tyson Foods Just Recalled Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Chicken

You might want to check your freezer.

Don’t make yourself a chicken sandwich quite yet. Tyson Foods just recalled 39,078 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patties. Why? Because it may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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What products were affected?

If you have any Weaver products in your freezer, check the barcode ASAP. You’re looking for a 26-ounce resealable plastic bag with the label “Weaver Chicken Breast Patties, Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat” and a best-if-used-by date of January 31, 2020. The recalled patties will also bear the establishment number “P-13456” on the back of the resealable bag.

The affected products were sold at retailers nationwide, including Shop Rite, Shaw’s and Stop & Shop.

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I have this product! What should I do with it?

While there’s not a lot of information about what “extraneous materials” are embedded in the patties, we’d rather not find out. Especially since this is a Class I recall, meaning it’s reasonably probable that use of the product will cause serious health consequences!

If you have a pack of patties, do not eat them. Throw them away or take them back to the store for a refund.

Consumers are also encouraged to call or text Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations hotline at (855) 382-3101 if they have any questions.

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