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February 1, 2001

Tyson Foods Recalls 50,000 Pounds of Chicken Wings

Berryville, AR (SafetyAlerts) - Tyson Foods Inc. said today it is recalling approximately 50,000 pounds of chicken wings because they contain wheat flour that is undeclared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Wheat flour is a known allergen. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to the wheat flour run the risk of possible allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product being recalled is 40 oz. bags of "TASTYBIRD Buffalo Style Wings of Fire," produced on Jan. 2, 5, 6, and 20. An 11-character date code beginning with "0021BRV," "0051BRV," "0061BRV," or "0201BRV," is printed on the front of the bag.

The product was distributed to military installations nationwide and exported to U.S. military installations in Asia, the Middle East, and Germany.

"FSIS ensures that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled," said Margaret O’K. Glavin, associate administrator of FSIS. "Consumers who have concerns should return the products to the point of purchase."

The problem was discovered through Tyson’s Quality Assurance program. The establishment then notified FSIS. No illnesses associated with consumption of the product have been reported to FSIS. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician immediately.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Willie Barber, Manager of Consumer Relations, Tyson Foods Inc., at (501) 290-4714. Media with questions may contact Ed Nicholson, Director of Media Relations, Tyson Foods Inc., at (501) 290-4591.

Consumers with other food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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