Tyson Foods recalls chicken products over contamination possibility

In yet another effective move toward averting brand crises, Tyson Foods Inc., the U.S. based food giant, recalled more than 3000 pounds of frozen chicken products polluted as a result of materials such as blue & clear soft plastic. Reportedly, the uncooked, breaded, original chicken tenderloins are the particular products that being recalled by the firm and they have been labeled with 1378NLR02 as a lot code.

It has been speculated that these products would have been sold in twelve-pound boxes containing plastic bags having three pounds of chicken meat. According to KRON4, the recalled products displayed an establishment number “P-746” on the company’s food package.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stated that Tyson Foods had sold the frozen chicken products to only food service distributors, and not to retailers. The federal executive department of the country views the products as low health risk products and has even declared that they have not been proved to be harmful for the customers. However, it has requested the customers to throw the products away if they have purchased them.

Earlier in the first half of 2017, Tyson Foods recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of chicken as a result of labelling problems. In 2016, the firm had recalled over 1,32,000 pounds of chicken nuggets citing the reason of product contamination with plastic.

For the record, in 2016, Oxfam had announced that it found Tyson’s food processing units providing the employees with lesser breaks and low safety oversight. Oxfam’s report further stated that the hectic working conditions at the processing facilities forced the workers to wear adult diapers for relieving themselves.

Tyson foods Inc. has claimed that since then it has set up better oversight structures, thereby improving the working conditions for its staff. The firm has also made a commitment towards an extensive push towards sustainability.