After receiving customer complaints of an “off odor” scent, Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling about 52,486 pounds of fully cooked chicken wing product. According to a release posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website, the product is “Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® CHICKEN WING SECTIONS COATED WITH A FLAVORFUL HOT, TANGY SAUCE” produced on October 24, 2015 and October 25, 2015. The packaging dates are 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01 and case codes are 2975PBF0508-23/2985PBF0500-01.
The recall is designated as Class II, which means 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. Inside the USDA mark of inspection on the recalled products, the establishment number reads “P-13456”. This number is also located on the back of the bag above the heating instructions. The chicken wings were distributed to retailers around the country.
According to the FSIS recall notification, the issue came to light after customers complained of an “off-odor” and mild illness linked to consumption of the product. The company relayed the problem to FSIS after receiving the complaints. So far, there have been no reports of injuries related to the chicken wing products. Customers who own the recalled products should avoid eating them, and either dispose or return them to place of purchase. Individuals should contact a healthcare provider if they are concerned about illness or injury, FSIS says.