Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 2,485,374 pounds of various frozen chicken products. The United States Department of Agriculture posted the recall information, which has been classified as a class I recall and considered to be 'high health risk'.
Tyson Foods is the ‘world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork’. The first largest meat processor is a Brazilian company called JBS S.A.
Multiple types of the ready-to-eat chicken were recalled over ‘misbranding and undeclared allergen’. The products have been discovered to possibly contain milk, which is not specified in the listed ingredients.
Dairy is a very common allergy with over 200,000 cases per year in the United States. If someone with a dairy allergy unknowingly (and without proper medication) consumes something containing milk, symptoms such as hives and vomiting can occur.
Photos of the exact products were not released by the USDA. Please see product list below:
- “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN STRIP-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” 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.
- “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” with case code 003857-0928 and production dates of 11/12/2016.
- “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” 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.
- “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHUNK-SHAPED BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 016478-0928 and production dates of 09/16/2016, 09/28/2016 and 10/06/2016.
- “Tyson FULLY COOKED, BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 005778-0928 and production dates of 09/14/2016, 09/19/2016 and 10/03/2016.
- “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.
- “SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 005778-0861 and production date of 10/03/2016.
- “SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 016477-0861 and production date of 09/16/2016 and 10/06/2016.
To see the recalled product labels, click here. Please share this information with friends and family, especially those with dairy allergies. Thank you!