Food product companies have recently declared recalls due to what the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) describes as mislabelling and undeclared allergens. The affected products from the three companies are at risk of containing a known allergen that is not stated on the products’ labels.
Tyson Foods Inc.
Perhaps most affected by the recall is Tyson Foods Inc. as it has announced a recall for over 2 million pounds of its breaded chicken products. To be specific, the New Holland Pennsylvania establishment is recalling 2,485,374 pounds of its products that have been shipped for institutional use, including various schools nationwide.
The company found out about the problem after it was notified by a supplier that the bread crumbs it used for the affected products may contain undeclared milk.
The affected products, which include the Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN STRIP-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN and the SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Patties, were produced and packaged between the dates of Aug. 17, 2016, and Jan. 14, 2017 with the establishment number P-1325 under the USDA mark of inspection.
The complete list of Tyson products can be found on the FSIS USDA website.
Gourmet Boutique LLC
Just like Tyson, the New York and Arizona establishment is recalling almost 300,000 pounds of meat due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Similarly, Gourmet Boutique found out about the potential problem when a supplier informed the company of a possible milk content in its bread crumbs.
The breaded chicken products affected by the recall were produced and packaged between the dates of Feb. 3 and June 2, 2017 and have the establishment numbers P-18799 or P-32107 on their labels. These include the “Breaded Chicken Cutlet,” the “All Natural Breaded Chicken Cutlet,” and the “Diced Breaded Chicken Cutlet,” all with lot codes J34 to J150.
Packer Avenue Foods Inc.
Milk is also the culprit in the case of Packer Avenue Foods Inc.’s recall of their packed salad, except when they were notified of the problem by their supplier on June 6, it was the cracker meal they used that could have contained the allergen.
The products affected are the 5-pound tubs of “MAIN STREET BRAND CHICKEN SALAD WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN,” and the 5-pound tubs of “Packer Avenue Foods CHICKEN SALAD WITH WHITE MEAT CHICKEN,” both with expiry dates from June 10 to June 19. The affected products also bear the USDA mark of inspection number P-19977.
All three recalls are classified as Class I recalls, with a “High” health risk. There has yet to be any confirmed cases of adverse reactions from any of the products.