Tyson Foods Inc., of Pine Bluff, Arkansas is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of a chicken wing product that may be adulterated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on November 17, 2015.
The fully cooked Buffalo style chicken wing product was produced on October 24 and 25, 2015. The product is being recalled because of an “off odor,” according to FSIS.
The recalled product is the 28-oz. bag containing 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 packages 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 distributed to retail locations nationwide.
Tyson Foods Inc. became aware of the problem after consumer complaints about an “off odor” and reports of mild illness associated with consumption. Tyson notified the FSIS. FSIS has no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the chicken wings. The agency advises anyone concerned about illness to contact a healthcare provider.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled chicken wings are urged not to eat them. The wings should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that a firm has notified their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
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.