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News Release

Arkansas Firm Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due To Undeclared Allergen And Misbranding

Class I Recall 026-2013
Health Risk: High Apr 2, 2013

Congressional and Public Affairs
Neil Gaffney 
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 - Tyson Foods Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 127,000 lbs. 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: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 20-lb. 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-lb. 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, 2013 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. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a health care provider.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods Consumer Relations at (866) 886-8456. Members of the media with questions about the recall should contact Gary Mickelson, Director Public Relations, at (479) 290-6111.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 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.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Feb 14, 2014