Tyson Chicken Strip Recall: Protect Yourself From Harmful Toxins in Food
Harmful Toxins in Food: The recent Tyson chicken strip recall of nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips due to contamination from pieces of metal is cause for concern. But what does this say about the quality of our food supply generally? Our modern food supply is not only tainted with visible extraneous materials. But also (and perhaps more insidiously) invisible microdoses of harmful chemicals that may cause health concerns in the long run. Going organic is a start, but daily cellular detox is also imperative.
American Mega-Chain Tyson Recalls Nearly 12 Million Pounds of ‘100% Natural’ Chicken Strips Due to Possible Metal Contamination.
Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled 11.8 million pounds of their ready-to-eat chicken strips after pieces of metal have been found in products across the country. This is their second recall of 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. They confirmed in a statement that this increased from Tyson’s prior recall of 69,000 pounds of ‘100% natural’ chicken strips in March of this year.
The Latest Tyson Chicken Strip Recall
Each recalled product has the establishment number “P-7221” on the back of the package.
The products are no longer limited to Tyson. The expanded list of recalled products also includes brands Ahold, Kirkwood, Best Choice, Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Great Value, Hannaford, Meijer, Publix, and Sparetime.
Products included in the Tyson chicken strip recall include:
- Tyson fully cooked honey BBQ flavored chicken strips in 25-ounce bags;
- Best Choice Buffalo-style chicken strips in 20-ounce bags;
- Great Value fully cooked chicken strips in 25-ounce bags;
- Tyson fully cooked Buffalo-style chicken strips in 25-ounce and 40-ounce bags;
- Food Lion crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce bags;
- Tyson fully cooked crispy chicken strips in 25-ounce and 40-ounce bags;
The products currently being recalled were produced from October through March 8. They have “use by” dates of October 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020.
Contaminants in Food: This is Not A First
Product recalls are not new. Keeping companies accountable for the contents of their products is one of the major roles the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as other governing bodies.
Recalls can occur due to faulty products that break and may cause injury. They can be due to physical pieces that have accidentally entered the product (like these pieces of metal). Food is often recalled due to contamination from harmful substances such as lead in paint or harmful chemicals like glyphosate or heavy metals in food or beverages.
Tyson’s metal chicken strip fiasco was attributed to their faulty machinery, including a metal x-ray machine that failed to detect the metal making its way into the chicken strips. But the incidence of contamination is not new to the company. In 2019 alone, Tyson Foods has also faced recalls due to rubber being found in their chicken nuggets and pieces of wood being found in their gluten-free chicken nuggets. This draws suspicion to the nature of pre-made foods by large production facilities. This is one of the many reasons why it is powerful to cook for yourself at home using whole ingredients.
Contaminants: They Are Not Always Visible
The complaints in question regarding Tyson’s chicken strips involved “extraneous material”; in other words: visible metal particles. Needless to say, this is a major problem. The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released a statement that physical mouth injury had occurred in some of the cases. But harmful contaminants are not limited to things that can cause us physical harm at the moment.
Humans are wired to think of pain and harm with immediate cause and effect. Our ancestors did not have to deal with the type of toxic chemical loads that we do in modern times. Prehistoric populations had immediate physical pain as an indicator of harm: either being attacked (by a predator) or a self-inflicted injury (like a cut or a burn). Today, we are assaulted from every angle with artificial scents, foods, and products; these products may not harm us instantly, but over a lifetime, they may cause serious neurological and physical damage to our brains and bodies.
The hidden issue in modern times is not the incidence of large contaminants like rubber, metal, or wood in our foods (albeit a major problem); it is indeed the small traces of harmful chemicals that go unnoticed in the short run. These toxins build up in our blood and are stored in our brains, bones, and other tissues– until they begin to manifest themselves as ‘unexplained’ diseases (passed down through generations).
A Generation of Toxic Food
Toxicity in the modern food industry has become commonplace. From how we grow our foods to how they are processed, how they are handled and packaged, to how they are stored, there seem to be infinite ways in which food is harming our health.
- Apart from the problematic high-sugar content of high-fructose corn syrup, HFCS is also notoriously contaminated with led;
- Brown rice syrup (a common “healthy” sweetener alternative) is actually commonly contaminated with arsenic, even when 100% organic;
- Mercury contamination in large fish like tuna and swordfish, even when wild;
- Red wine (even organic) is commonly contaminated with glyphosate (100% of California wines are contaminated);
- An estimated 80% of extra-virgin Italian olive oil is actually contaminated with highly inflammatory, rancid vegetable oils;
- Protein powders are commonly sourced from low-quality sources tainted with various heavy metals.
The Solution: Go Organic
Going organic is no longer a luxury in our modern toxic world. Organically grown food is not immune to toxicity (especially in water irrigation areas). Still, it is our best bet to eat food that hasn’t been saturated with toxins.
There are more major offenders, namely corn, soy, and wheat– that are notoriously dangerously high in harmful chemicals like herbicide Glyphosate unless they are 100% organic and non-GMO.
The Solution: Detox
Unfortunately, even going 100% organic is not enough for most modern people. We are being assaulted from every angle: from airborne toxins (car fumes and even the air we breathe), to our water supply (groundwater, tap water, rain), to the chemicals in our food (herbicides and pesticides that have even infiltrated organic produce). Not to mention all the pollutants from our childhood and passed down from two generations.
If you are living in a modern world, it is imperative you help truly heal your body with the support of proper daily detoxification. A proper detox will take you through three phases. (1) A preparatory phase, (2) a body phase, and (3) a brain phase. The preparatory phase targets your detox pathways to support and upregulate the cell function. The body phase is when we introduce a powerful binder to help move the toxins out of the body. And finally, the brain phase is when we add a fat-soluble agent to support neurotoxin elimination. All these steps are integral to true cellular healing and detox.
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