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VERIFY: Hannaford products included in expanding recall

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Tyson Foods is expanding an earlier recall to include nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips over concerns they may contain pieces of metal. 

That recall includes two types of Hannaford brand frozen chicken strips.

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What does the process of a food recall look like? Our Verify Team breaks it down.

The recall process can involve several government agencies.

The FDA regulates about 75% of the foods we eat, except meat, poultry, and some egg products. The USDA watches out for those. The CDC monitors foodborne illnesses.

Most recalls are done voluntarily once companies discover a problem.

In the case of Tyson Foods expanding its recall of Crispy Chicken Strips, six people reportedly found metal in the chicken and three reported mouth injuries.

Two types of Hannaford brand chicken strips are included in the recall.

A Hannaford spokesperson says the company's first step in a recall process is to put a "scan block" on the item to make sure the product is not sold anymore and they discontinue orders that might be shipping from the distribution center.  

They then place signs in store to notify customers and contact Hannaford rewards customers by e-mail.

If you found any of the recalled Hannaford brand chicken strips in your freezer throw them out or return them for a refund. 

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