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Tyson Foods recalls chicken products sold to restaurants, institutions

April 02, 2013|edited news release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -- Tyson Foods recalled approximately 127,000 pounds of uncooked breaded chicken tenderloins and uncooked chicken tenderloin fritter products because of an undeclared allergen and misbranding.  The product contains soy, a known allergen not declared on the label. 
  
The following products are subject to recall:

• 20-pound packages of “SPARE TIME Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters” bearing the establishment number “P-5839” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a case code of “7083861.”
• 10-pound packages of “Tyson UNCOOKED, BREADED CHICKEN TENDERLOINS” bearing the establishment number “P-5839” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a case code of “7083928.”

The products were produced between March 1 and March 27, 2013, and shipped to food service companies nationwide for further distribution to restaurants and institutions.  The cartons bear a package code of “0603TYLxxxx”, “0663TYLxxxx”, “0733TYLxxxx”, “0773TYLxxxx”, “0813TYLxxxx”, or “0863TYLxxxx” under the product code.  The xxxx represents a time stamp.

The problem was discovered by the company and occurred as a result of a label change after reformulation of the product.  A marinade ingredient that included an incorrect sub-ingredient (concentrated soy protein) was not declared on the label. 

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The company has received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at (866) 886-8456.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen” 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov.  “Ask Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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