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Tyson recalls nearly 2.5M pounds of chicken products

Tyson recalls nearly 2.5M pounds of chicken products”

The unlabeled inclusion of milk in the products was discovered June 6, but numerous food items were manufactured months before. Tyson announced it would recall about 132,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products after receiving consumer complaints.

Milk is a known allergen and federal law requires it to be declared on food labels.

There has yet to be any confirmed cases of adverse reactions from any of the products.

The problems were discovered on June 6, when a common ingredient supplier notified each of the companies that the bread crumbs they sent them may have contained an undeclared dairy product.

The buyers have been advised to throw away the products or return them to the stores.

 Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Strip Chicken Pattie Fritters, 31.86-lb. bulk cases 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.

Both FSIS and FDA have provisions by which mislabeled food can be relabeled and resold. The products may contain milk, which isn't specified on the product label. The products bear establishment number "P-21465A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Most other foods, including shell eggs, are under the jurisdiction of FDA. The company hasn't received any complaints of illness. When available, the retail distribution list (s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

A third major recall is Gourmet Boutique LLC, with establishments in Jamaica, NY and Phoenix, AZ.

Conagra Brands, Inc., a Milton, Pa., establishment, is recalling about 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products.

Libby's Spaghetti and Meatballs, DelPino's Spaghetti and Meatballs, Hy-Top Spaghetti and Meatballs, Food Hold Spaghetti and Meatballs, Essential Everyday Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Fresh Selections Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of refrigerated meatballs and spaghetti in Canada.

Just like Tyson, the NY and Arizona establishment is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of meat due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

All nine recalls are Class I - the most severe possible, with a high health risk.

The code "P-1325" appears inside the USDA logo printed on the product label.

The Ahold Wedge spicy chicken tenders were produced from March 24-28, 2017.

April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13.



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