Tyson Foods recalls chicken wings due to “off odor”

Tyson Foods is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of chicken wings after customers complained of an "off odor."

The Pine Bluff, Arkansas company recalled 28-ounce bags of "Tyson Any’tizers Fully Cooked Hot Wings" with a use by or sell by date of Oct. 24, 2016 and Oct. 25, 2016.

Customers also complained of mild illness. Tyson then reported the issue to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

In total, Tyson announced that approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wings are being recalled.

The FSIS says there have been no confirmed reports of illness. Products that have been purchased should be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The full recall alert from the USDA is below:

Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked buffalo style chicken wing section item was produced on October 24, 2015 and October 25, 2015. The following product is subject to recall: [Labels (PDF Only)]      

  • 28-oz. retail bags containing multiple pieces of “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 product 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 shipped to retail locations nationwide.                                 

The problem was discovered when Tyson Foods Inc. received consumer complaints about the product being “off-odor” as well mild illness associated with consumption. After these consumer complaints, Tysons Food Inc. brought this to the attention of FSIS.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products by FSIS. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Media with questions about the recall can contact Derek Burleson, Public Relations Manager, (479) 290-6466. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Tyson Foods’ Consumer Relations, (toll free) 866-328-3156.

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