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Tyson Recalls More Than 2 Million Pounds Of Chicken Products

Some of the tainted breaded chicken was supplied to schools.
06/13/2017 02:25pm ET

It’s a recall most fowl!

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of breaded chicken after a supplier found it may contain an unlabeled allergen. Tyson said in a press release that it recalled 82,760 cases of chicken products because they may contain milk.

The items ― mostly ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties ― are sold only to the food service industry and weren’t available in retail stores, but they were distributed in 30 states and some went to schools, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

So far, neither the company nor the USDA have received any reports of illnesses from the product.

“Tyson Foods has identified and is working with affected foodservice customers to retrieve and/or remove all recalled products shipped to 30 states,” the company said.

An ingredient supplier noticed the problem on June 6, and notified Tyson that the bread crumbs the company uses may have contained milk, according to the USDA. That mistake had a ripple effect; since June 8, the USDA has issued at least 10 “serious” recalls affecting more than 3.7 million pounds of food.

On Friday, Conagra Brands Inc. recalled 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products, including 14.75-ounce cans Chef Boyardee Mini Pasta Shells & Meatballs (full details here).

Neither Tyson nor the USDA identified the supplier.