Tyson Recalls Their Chicken For A Very Big Reason!

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By Cooking Panda

Remember the movie “Chicken Run”? Well, now it’s you who should be running from the chickens.

Over 3 million pounds of food has been recalled due to a mistake by an unidentified supplier who failed to notify food companies that its breadcrumbs contain milk. 

Tyson Foods, a corporation famous for its chicken production, was the most affected by this mistake. 

Because of this labeling error, Tyson had to recall almost 2.5 million pounds of frozen breaded chicken patties and fritters, according to Food Safety News.

And yep, in case it doesn’t sound like it, that’s a massive amount of food. No one’s laughing here.

This labeling error could be extremely dangerous for people who are allergic to milk, which is considered a major allergen. 

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a Class I recall, which constitutes the highest health risk according to USDA recall classifications. 

The breadcrumbs labeling error also led to a huge recall by Conagra brands, the maker of products like Chef Boyardee and Libby’s.

The company recalled over 700,000 pounds of its spaghetti and meatball products. Talk about a crummy situation.

According to the USDA’s website, the issue was discovered on June 6, when Tyson was notified by an ingredient supplier that the breadcrumbs used in their products potentially contained undeclared milk.

Luckily, there have been no confirmed adverse health reactions to the consumption of the recalled Tyson products so far.

Although the recall applies to millions of pounds of Tyson’s food, this does not mean that all the misbranded food will go to waste, according to Foodbeast.

The Tyson products that are returned can be recooked, reworked or relabeled if possible.

Fortunately, since all the recalled products are frozen, Tyson could potentially just relabel them with ingredients that include dairy, and save their (chicken) skin. 

Let’s just hope that no one gets sick from accidentally eating the recalled products.

Sources: Foodbeast, Food Safety News, USDA  / Photo credit: woodley wonderworks/Wikimedia Commons

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