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The US food company remembers chicken strips over metal anxiety

  A supermarket buyer examines Tyson's chicken products

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Tyson produces a wide range of chicken products sold in supermarkets in the United States

Millions of pounds of chicken strips have been recalled because of concerns that they may be contaminated with metal.

Tyson Foods, an American food processor, has recalled 1

1.3 million kilograms of frozen chicken strips.

Six people complain after finding metal pieces in the products and having three mouth injuries.

Tyson also recalled 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets in January for fear of rubber contamination.

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The ready-to-eat chicken strips were distributed in the US. A much smaller batch was first recalled in March. Image Caption

Employees prepare chicken meat in the Tyson factory

On Saturday, the US Department of Agriculture Food Inspection (FSIS) announced an extension of this recall.

According to NBC, it is rated as one of the most urgent class I memories, stating that "there is a reasonable likelihood that use of the product can cause serious health problems or death".

The chicken strips in question have an expiration date from 1 October 2019 to 7 March 2020 and are also sold under other brand names such as Food Lion, Best Choice and Great Value.

"Consumers expect the food they eat to be safe, and in their best interests and in a great deal of caution, we take swift and determined action to extend this recall," said Barbara Masters of Tyson Foods ,

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