Tyson Premium Chunk Chicken Allergy Alert and Recall
|Date:||July 27, 2012|
|What:||Tyson Premium Chunk Chicken|
|Why:||Mislabeling; Wheat allergen not declared on the label|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Tony Downs Foods Company, a Madelia, Minnesota establishment, is recalling approximately 70,500 pounds of Tyson Premium Chunk Chicken due to mislabeling and an undeclared food allergen. The products may actually contain Beef with Gravy. The canned beef product contains wheat a food allergen not declared on the canned chicken label.
The product subject to recall is 12.5 oz. cans of Tyson Premium Chunk Chicken.
The incorrectly labeled products subject to recall bear the code date of 8965 248A 12139 and Best by May 18, 2015 ink-jetted on the bottom of each can. Each label bears the number P-65 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Correctly labeled cans are ink-jetted with the code 1392TDM4600 and P65 beneath a Use By May 18 2015 date and are not subject to recall.
These products were produced on May 18, 2012 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
The problem was discovered after the firm received customer complaints that the product was incorrectly labeled.
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.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company’s Tyson Consumer Hotline at 1-866-328-3156.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.