Tyson Recalls 2.5 Million Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Chicken Products

Tyson Foods Inc. recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced June 9.

The recalled products contain milk, a known allergen, but its presence isn’t declared on the label. The items affected by the recall were produced and packaged between Aug. 17. 2016 and Jan. 14. 2017.

Products subject to the recall are:

— 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.

— 20.0-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-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-pound 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 recalled products also bear the establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped for institutional use nationwide, includes schools which purchased products through the company’s commercial channels.

The company received notice from an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs used in the products contained undeclared milk on June 6. No reports of adverse reaction have come in.

If you’ve purchased these products, FSIS urges you to throw them away or return them to the point of sale.

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