Tyson Foods Recalls over 2 Mn Pounds of Chicken Products due to Misbranding


Published Date : Jun 12, 2017

Popular meat exporter and multinational corporation in the food industry Tyson Foods, Inc. has recalled more than 2 million pounds of chicken products on the grounds of misbranding. These ready-to-eat breaded chicken products were known to contain some undeclared allergens.

The move comes after the food giant received a notification from a supplier that the bread crumbs used in the products in question potentially contained milk. The products have been given the P-1325 establishment number as per the USFDA mark of inspection. The Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture stated that the product label did not declare any milk ingredient, which is a known allergen.

Recalled Products Shipped Nationwide

The recalled products were manufactured and bagged between August 17, 2016 and January 14, 2017. Tyson’s records show that a number of schools have bought these products via the producer’s many commercial channels. The recalled chicken products were shipped across the nation in bulk cases to be sold. These include chicken patties and fritters, whole grain chicken patties, full cooked fritters and patties, golden crispy chicken chunks, and breaded chicken.

The Food and Safety Inspection Service conducts routine recall effectiveness checks to ensure that companies are informing their customers about the recall and are taking steps to make sure that the product in question is no longer made available to consumers.

No Reported Reactions Thus Far

Although there are no confirmed reports so far of any reactions to these products, people are requested to consult their health care providers in case there is any illness or injury resulting from consumption of the recalled foods. Consumers are also warned that they should throw away the products purchased from the company or return them to the place of purchase.