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Tyson issues nationwide recall over metal-contaminated chicken strips

This comes amid concerns of "extraneous materials" in a wide range of their frozen products.

If you happen to have some Tyson chicken strips in your freezer, you may want to check the labels.

The Arkansas food company has issued a recall of nearly 12 million pounds of "frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal," the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Saturday. 

The USDA says it's aware of a total of six consumer complaints involving pieces of metal in the chicken, with three of those complaints "alleging oral injury."

So which products are affected? The quickest way to tell is by checking the back of the packaging; all products included in the recall carry the establishment number P-7221 (here's how to find that number, in case you're unsure).

Specific product lines in the recall include Crispy Chicken Strips and Buffalo Style Chicken Strips, but you can check out this .PDF for a full list (with label pictures).

The affected chicken strips are also sold under such store-brand names as Hannaford, Great Value (Walmart's brand), Food Lion and Meijer. All labels impacted by the recall are in the above list. 

USDA officials say the chicken strips were shipped to retail and Department of Defense locations nationwide.

If you have any of the recalled products, you're urged to throw them away or return them to where they were purchased.

The recall is an expansion of one that was issued in March. 

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