Recall: Frozen Chicken Strips Sold in Indiana, Kentucky & Tennessee May Contain Plastic
It is time to check your freezers. Conagra Brands, Inc, based in Marshall, Missouri has issued a recall for over 245,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips entree products.
"Extraneous Materials" aka Plastic
According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), these products may be contaminated with "extraneous materials," more specifically, the product may contain pieces of plastic. Obviously, this poses a potential health risk. The product was distributed to retailers across the country, including Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
The frozen chicken strips entrees were produced on June 20, 2023, July 11, 2023, and July 17, 2023. If you have purchased any of the following products, be aware of the recall. You can identify the affected products by the following "use by" dates, lot numbers, and establishment numbers:
- 8.9-oz. carton containing one entree of "BANQUET CHICKEN STRIPS MEAL"
- Best if used by dates: "DEC 11 2024," "JAN 01 2025," or "JAN 07 2025"
- Lot numbers: 5009317120, 5009319220, or 5009319820 (located on the side of the carton)
- All affected products bear the establishment number "EST. P-9" printed on the side of the carton.
- These items were distributed to retail locations nationwide and were also available for purchase online.
The issue came to light when Conagra Brands received a consumer complaint about finding plastic in the chicken strip portion of the product. This complaint also reported an oral injury associated with consuming the contaminated product.
While there have been no additional reports of injury or illness related to these products, consumers should exercise caution. If you suspect any injury or illness, please seek immediate medical attention.
Action for Consumers
If you have purchased any of the recalled products, and still have them in your freezer, it is strongly advised not to consume them. Instead, safely discard them or return them to the original place of purchase.
For more information and updates on this recall, you can visit the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.