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Tyson Foods recalling millions of pounds of breaded chicken

Products could contain milk not declared on label

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Tyson Foods Inc. announced Saturday it is recalling about 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The 2,485,374 pounds of breaded chicken items were produced and packaged on various dates from Aug. 17 through Jan. 14. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 31.86-pound bulk cases of “Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Strip-Shaped Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 003859-0928 and production dates of 09/09/2016, 10/05/2016, 10/14/2016, 10/15/2016, 11/09/2016, 12/10/2016, 12/30/2016 and 01/14/2017.
  • 31.05-pound bulk cases of “Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 003857-0928 and production dates of 11/12/2016.
  • 30.6-pound bulk cases of “Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 016477-0928 and production dates of 09/10/2016, 09/16/2016, 09/23/2016, 09/30/2016 and 10/06/2016.
  • 30.6-pound bulk cases of “Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Chunk-Shaped Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 016478-0928 and production dates of 09/16/2016, 09/28/2016 and 10/06/2016.
  • 20-pound bulk cases of “Tyson Fully Cooked, Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 005778-0928 and production dates of 09/14/2016, 09/19/2016 and 10/03/2016.
  • 32.81-pound bulk cases of “Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Chicken Chunk Fritters-CN Chunk-Shaped Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 070364-0928, packaging and production date of 08/17/2016.
  • 20-pound bulk cases of “Spare Time, Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 005778-0861 and production date of 10/03/2016.
  • 20-lb bulk cases of “Spare Time, Fully Cooked Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 016477-0861 and production date of 09/16/2016 and 10/06/2016.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped for institutional use nationwide. According to Tyson’s records, schools have purchased products through the company’s commercial channels.

The problem was discovered on Tuesday when the company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider. The 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 lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Christina Self, supervisor-consumer relations, at 866-328-3156. Media with questions about the recall can contact, Caroline Ahn, communications manager, at 312-614-6047.