Tyson Foods In Recall After Product Found To Contain Undisclosed Allergen
Breaded chicken that is ready-to-eat weighing approximately close to two and a half million pounds has been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc after it was discovered to be bearing labels which did not take note of the fact that one of the ingredients in the bread crumbs was milk. This was according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Agriculture Department. The recalled products were distributed in all parts of the country and this included schools.
In a news release, the federal agency disclosed that Tyson Foods learnt about the mislabeling when the company was alerted by the supplier of the bread crumbs who revealed that the ingredient used in the coating of the chicken had milk. Milk is a known allergen. The production and packaging of the chicken product which is being recalled took place between August 17 last year and January 14 this year.
No adverse reaction
So far there has no be case reported of consumers reacting adversely to the product, according to the federal agency. But consumers have been asked to throw the product away or return it to where they bought. They are also being advised to seek medical attention should the consumption of the product result in an illness or injury.
Some of the products that are being recalled have ‘P-1325’ as the establishment number and is this contained in the mark of inspection issued by the United States Department of Agriculture. These include “Tyson FULLY COOKED WHOLE GRAIN STRIP-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN which bear has 003859-0928 as the case code and which was produced on 01/14/2017, 12/30/2016, 12/10/2016, 11/09/2016, 10/15/2016, 10/14/2016, 10/05/2016 and 09/09/2016.
There is also “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” which has 003857-0928 as the case code and which was produced on 11/12/2016. The other product is Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” which has 016477-0928 as the case code and which was produced on 10/06/2016, 09/30/2016, 09/23/2016, 09/16/2016 and 09/10/2016.
“Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHUNK-SHAPED BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” which has 016478-0928 as the case code and which was produced on 10/06/2016, 09/28/2016 and 09/16/2016 is also on the recall list. This is also the case with “Tyson FULLY COOKED, BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” which has 005778-0928 as the case code and which was produced on 10/03/2016, 09/19/2016 and 09/14/2016.
Also being recalled is “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY CHICKEN CHUNK FRITTERS-CN CHUNK-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS” which has 070364-0928 as the case code and which produced and packaged on 08/17/2016.