February 1, 2001Tyson Foods Recalls 50,000
Pounds of Chicken Wings
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
Agricultures 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 OK. Glavin, associate administrator of FSIS.
"Consumers who have concerns should return the products to the point of
The problem was discovered through Tysons 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
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
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