Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Frozen Bagged Chicken Wings Recalled Due to Off Odor

Tyson is recalling  approximately 52,000 lbs because of consumer complaints they received about an off odor.  This covers two day codes - Sell by October 24, 2016 and October 25, 2016.  There have been no illnesses reported.

USDA News Release
Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Product Due To Possible Adulteration
Class II Recall 141-2015
Health Risk: Low Nov 17, 2015
Congressional and Public Affairs  Gabrielle N. Johnston   (202) 720-9113 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2015 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked buffalo style chicken wing section item was produced on October 24, 2015 and October 25, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]
28-oz. retail bags containing multiple pieces of “Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® CHICKEN WING SECTIONS COATED WITH A FLAVORFUL HOT, TANGY SAUCE” with use by/sell by dates of October 24, 2016 and October 25, 2016, packaging dates 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01 and case codes 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01.

The product subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13456” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as on the back of the bag above the heating instructions. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when Tyson Foods Inc. received consumer complaints about the product being “off-odor” as well mild illness associated with consumption. After these consumer complaints, Tysons Food Inc. brought this to the attention of FSIS.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products by FSIS. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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

Media with questions about the recall can contact Derek Burleson, Public Relations Manager, (479) 290-6466. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations, (toll free) 866-328-3156.

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. 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. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

Tyson Website
Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls Limited Amounts of Fully Cooked Hot Wings® Buffalo Style Chicken Wing Sections

November 16, 2015 – Springdale, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 52,486 pounds of Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® Buffalo Style Chicken Wing Sections sold in 28-ounce retail bags. The affected product was sold to retail stores nationwide. A picture of the product’s package is included below.

Consumers who contacted the company indicated the product had an off odor. The product does not meet Tyson Foods quality standards, so the company is recalling all Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® Buffalo Style Chicken Wing Sections produced on October 24, 2015 and October 25, 2015 at the company’s Pine Bluff, Ark., facility.

Each 28-ounce bag affected in this recall bears the establishment code P-13456 above the heating instructions on the back of the bag and Product UPC 0 23700 01118 3 as well as date codes including “2975PBF05” or “2985PBF05.” Additionally, each bag has a “Best if Used By” date of October 24, 2016 or October 25, 2016.

A comprehensive list of retail stores that subsequently received the product will eventually be posted on USDA’s website. Use the following link to locate the “retail distribution list.” http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

Consumers with questions may call Tyson Consumer Relations department at 866-328-3156. News media and health department officials who have questions should contact Derek Burleson at 479-290-6466 or derek.burleson@tyson.com.

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