Following Complaints of Off-Odor Tyson Foods Recalls Any'tizersNov 23, 2015
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling certain lots of its Any'tizers® fully cooked chicken wing product due to reports of an "off-odor" scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. According to a news released posted on the FSIS website, some 52,486 pounds of product are being recalled. The recalled chicken, produced on October 24, 2015 and October 25, 2015, is labeled "Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® CHICKEN WING SECTIONS COATED WITH A FLAVORFUL HOT, TANGY SAUCE". The packaging dates are 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01 and case codes are 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01.
The recall was prompted by customer complaints of an "off-odor" and mild illness after consuming the product. Tyson reported the issue to FSIS after receiving the complaints. There have been no adverse events related to the recall thus far. Customers who own the recalled products should not consume them. The chicken should either be disposed or returned to place of purchase. Individuals should contact a healthcare provider if they are concerned about illness or injury, FSIS says.
The Class II recall status indicates that "This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product" according to USDA. The establishment number is "P-13456"; it can be found inside the USDA mark of inspection and also on the back of the bag above the heating instructions. The chicken wings were distributed to retailers around the country.