130,000 Pounds of Healthy Choice Chicken Bowls are Being Recalled

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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Almost 2 Million Pounds Of Chicken Have Been Recalled

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By Cooking Panda

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Dec. 4 that almost 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken are subject to a new recall due to their potential of being undercooked. The recall affects products sold by the Oklahoma-based National Steak and Poultry business, which are often sent nationwide to restaurants and various food service locations.

Yikes, ya’ll.

The recall includes ready-to-eat chicken products that were produced between Aug. 20 through Nov. 30, 2016, and that were shipped across the country to food service locations, or else sold directly to consumers like you and me at National Steak and Poultry’s annual dock sale.

As it happens, the first recall was actually issued on Nov. 23, for an already staggering 17,439 pounds of product. But when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked on Nov. 28, the recall grew to include a whopping 1,993,528 pounds.

Here are the details of the recalled products, courtesy of the USDA.

  • On Nov. 23, 2016 — National Steak and Poultry recalled approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products produced Oct. 4, 2016. The products were packaged on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
  • 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020.
  • 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with Lot code 100416, and Case code 702113.
  • The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and should not be in consumers’ possession. No other Hormel product is impacted. The original problem was discovered on Nov. 14, 2016, when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked. 

As of now, no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse health effects have been reported due to consumption of any recalled products, but consumers who have purchased these items should nevertheless not consume them; they should throw out the products or return them for a full refund at the site of purchase.

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Photo Credit: Saschas Silkies/Instagram

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