Tyson recalls frozen ready-to-eat chicken products due to contamination

first_imgWashington D.C. — Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 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’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on November 30, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0317 and 3348CNQ0318, and individual bag time stamps from 17:00 through 18:59 hours (inclusive).25-oz. plastic bag packages of frozen “Tyson FULLY COOKED CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” case codes 3348CNQ0419, 3348CNQ0420, 3348CNQ0421, and 3348CNQ0422, and individual bag time stamps from 19:00 through 22:59 hours (inclusive).20-lb. cases of frozen “SPARE TIME FULLY COOKED, BUFFALO STYLE CHICKEN STRIPS CHICKEN BREAST STRIP FRITTERS WITH RIB MEAT AND BUFFALO STYLE SAUCE” with “BEST IF USED BY NOV 30 2019,” and case code 3348CNQ03.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the product package. For product clarification, the last two digits of the product case codes correspond to the hour produced and will match the first two numbers of the time stamp (as depicted on the label). These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide and for institutional use in locations in Michigan and Washington.The problem was discovered when FSIS received two consumer complaints of extraneous material in the chicken strip products.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at 1-866-886-8456. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Gary Mickelson, Senior Director of Public Relations, Tyson Foods, Inc., at (479) 290-6111.last_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan suffer heavy ‘penalty’ in thumping loss to India in Women’s World T20

first_imgNew Delhi: Pakistan registered their highest-ever Twenty20 International total during the match against arch-rivals India in the Women’s World T20 encounter in Providence, Guyana. However, that was not enough to give them victory as Mithali Raj’s aggressive 16th fifty helped India register their second straight win of the tournament.However, the match was tinged with controversy in the Pakistan innings and it all started in the 18th over bowled by offspinner Deepti Sharma. On the first ball, Bismah Maroof cut a short ball to point and set off for a quick single. However, the umpires came together and after conferring, they penalised Pakistan five runs for running onto the danger area of the wicket. Umpire Sue Redfern had apparently warned the batters twice before signaling the penalty.Read More | Mithali Raj fifty helps India crush Pakistan in Women’s World T20In addition, the run was disallowed but the umpires made a mistake of not getting Maroof back on strike, with Nida Dar taking a single off the next ball.Read More | Women’s World T20: Mithali Raj guides India to 7-wicket win over PakThe incident was repeated again in the final ball of the innings. Poonam Yadav was the bowler and Sidra Nawaz got a leading edge that rolled to point and Pakistan pinched a single. However, Nawaz had once again trod on the danger area of the pitch and umpire Redfern penalised Pakistan five runs yet again. This meant that before India started the chase, they had already accumulated 10 runs on the board.What does the law say?The 10 penalty runs was a big talking point in the match. However, the umpires knew the rules and enforced it. Under the ICC playing conditions, rule 41.14.3 states that if there is any further instance of avoidable damage to the pitch by any batsman in that innings, the umpire seeing the contravention shall, when the ball is dead, inform the other umpire of the occurrence.The bowler’s end umpire shall award five Penalty runs to the fielding side and also award any other 5-run Penalty that is applicable. The umpires will inform the captain of the fielding side and, as soon as practicable, the captain of the batting side of the reason for this action. The umpires together shall report the occurrence as soon as possible after the match to the Executive of the offending side and to any Governing Body responsible for the match, who shall take such action as is considered appropriate against the captain, any other individuals concerned and, if appropriate, the team.Pakistan’s faultSpeaking after the loss, Pakistan skipper Javeria Khan admitted that it was the team’s fault for the penalties. “I had a chat. They told me that after warning the players three times, they gave the penalties. It’s unprofessionalism on our part because we were warned. It’s not happened the first time. It’s happened in the Sri Lanka series as well,” Javeria said.This was not the first instance that a team was penalised five runs in the World T20. In the second match of the day between Ireland and Australia, another incident took place during Ireland’s innings. In the 13th over bowled by Australia’s Delissa Kimmince, Laura Delany set off for a quick single but was disallowed and five penalty runs were awarded to Australia after the batter had run on to the danger area. Earlier, in the over, Gaby Lewis was officially warned for the offence. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Jamaica extends state of emergency for 90 days

first_imgThere is consensus among Jamaicans living in South Florida over the recent imposition of a new state of emergency (SOE)  in Jamaica. Last week the Jamaican government enforced a state of emergency encompassing the western parishes of St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland for a 2-week period. However, on Tuesday, the Jamaican Parliament took further action by approving a 90-day extension of the SOE in the three parishes of Hanover, St James and Westmoreland as it continues to deal with the crime situation in the country.Although earlier this year the opposition People’s National Party opposed extending SOEs in St. James and areas in St. Catherine and Kingston, on Tuesday night the House of Representative approved the extension by a 44 to one margin with former national security minister, and opposition spokesman, Peter Bunting voting against the measure. The other 18 members of parliament were absent when the vote was taken after a lengthy debate. “We will not block this extension. The situation has to be put under control for the sake of law-abiding Jamaican people, but let me make it clear, there will be no repeat of last year,” Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips told Parliament.Prime Minister Andrew Holness had contended that discontinuing the original SOE sent the wrong signal to criminals.“The extraordinary level of violent crimes in Jamaica has been a feature of our society for far too long, and while it has impaired our development for decades, the greatest cost to our nation has been the many lives that have been lost,” said Holness.Former Jamaican and Connecticut police officer and Miramar resident, James Clancy, believes “It would have been irresponsible not to apply the state of emergency at this time. As far as I can see the fight against crime is being lost in Jamaica. The firm action that a sate of emergency offers to kaw enforcement officers is needed immediately to stop the violence and criminal activities in Jamaica.”Shirley Anderson of Margate, is of the strong opinion “The resurgence of crime in western Jamaica results from the lifting of the SOE in St. James in January. It was really bad politics by the PNP not to support the extension then.”Holness said he had the highest regard for the judgment of the leaders of the security forces, whose advice he had sought before asking Jamaica’s Governor General Sir Patrick Allen to declare the new SOE on April 30. The prime minister said the extremely high rates of violent crime are so extensive its endangering public safety, and requires the imposition of the SOE.“The citizens of western Jamaica have fully endorsed the granting of additional powers to the security forces to save their lives, and this, likewise, must compel us to endorse the request for an extension,” Holness said.However, Opposition Leader is not totally convinced. In the debate preceding the approval of the extension of the SOE, he said, “The fact that after one year of last year’s  state of emergency, the rate of murders has reached this level again is not so much an indication of the need for a continuing state of emergency, as much as it is an indication that we effectively failed in the period when there was a state of emergency to put the necessary arrangement in place”.The Opposition Leader has outlined demands to support  the crime fighting initiatives, including a 100 per cent increase in the seizure of guns and ammunitions seized, a the same opening hours for small businesses and big businesses during the SOE, and the passing of legislation for enhanced security measures, after consulting with the Opposition on the detailed proposals.Last month, Police Commissioner Anthony Anderson indicated that since the start of 2019, Westmoreland recorded the most murders per 100,000 with 29 followed by St. James with 27 and Hanover with 18.last_img read more