Allergens prompt Tyson to recall 2.4M pounds of breaded chicken product

Tyson Foods Inc., a New Holland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,485,374 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday.

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The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The RTE breaded chicken items were produced and packaged on various dates from Aug. 17, 2016 through Jan.14, 2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number "P-1325" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped for institutional use nationwide. According to Tyson's records, schools have purchased products through the company's commercial channels.

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The problem was discovered June 6, when the company received notification from an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

If you have questions about this recall, you can contact consumer relations at (866) 328-3156.

If you have food safety questions, "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 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern) Monday through Friday.

Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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