Undeclared Allergens on Packaging Prompts Recall of 70K Pounds of Product
By Jean-Paul McDonald, Farms.com
Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 70,000 pounds of their “Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz” due to undeclared allergens in the product that is not labeled on the exterior packaging. The announcement was made Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection, citing ingredients like milk, egg and soy were not listed on the packaging, causing concern for those with severe allergies to the unlisted ingredients.
The product recall includes:
25.5 oz. (1.59 lb.) bags of "Tyson any'tizers Boneless Chicken Wyngz Honey BBQ Flavored." Each bag bears the USDA mark of inspection. The establishment number "P13456" and the use by date "Aug 072013" or "Aug 082013" are inkjetted on the back of the bags.
12.75 lb. shipping cases of "Fully Cooked Boneless Chicken Wyngz Buffalo Style." Each case bears the USDA mark of inspection. The establishment number "P13456" and the use by date "Aug 07 2013" or "Aug 08 2013" are inkjetted on the cases. Identifying case codes "2202PBF0208:xx" through "2202PBF0223:xx" or "2212PBF0200:xx" through "2212PBF0223:xx," where the last four digits represent hours and minutes ("xx") in military time, also can be found ink jetted on cases subject to recall.
The recalled product, produced on August 7 and August 8, 2012, had been distributed to retailers across the U.S.A. Tyson Foods became aware of the issue after several consumer complaints.