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Tyson Foods issues recall notice over plastic in chicken pieces

If you rely on Tyson Foods to get you through family meals during the busy part of your week, you need to check what's in your freezer -- now.

Tyson Foods has recalled 190,000 pounds of its Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters. Why? They may have hard plastic particles in them.

The fritters are largely sold in bulk -- which is good news if you don't buy bulk products. It's not so great, however, if your children attend any number of institutions, including schools, throughout the country. Pennsylvania is one of the states where the contaminated chicken was shipped and sold.

Consumers are being directed to call the manufacturer with their questions. Meanwhile, the United States Department of Agriculture has given this particular issue a "high" health risk and a Class I recall designation. Class 1 recalls indicate that there's a reasonable probability that consumers could experience serious health problems or even death from the use of the product. So far, no injuries have been noted -- but that may change in the coming months.

Food recalls may also be designated as Class II or Class III alerts. A Class II alert indicates that there is a remote possibility that the food could cause illness -- or that the illness that it may cause is probably not serious. A Class III recalled food product is not likely to cause actual injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective or contaminated product, the first thing you want to do is to protect your legal rights. A consultation with a products liability attorney can help you understand how to proceed.

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