November 2, 1999
Tyson and Kirkwood Chicken Fajita Kits Recalled
for Undeclared Whey
Springdale, AR (SafetyAlerts) - Tyson Foods, Inc. is
voluntary recalling of approximately 129,000 pounds of chicken fajita kits that may
contain undeclared whey, the the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety
Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Whey, a dairy product, is a known allergen.
Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to such products may experience moderate
to severe allergic reactions if this product is consumed.
The recalled kits are Tyson "Restaurant
Favorites Chicken Breast Fajitas" and Kirkwood "Chicken Fajita Kit".
Both were sold nationwide in 26 ounce packages.
Update: New codes added November 9,
Both products bear Est. P13137 and an 11 digit
code on end panel. The code consists of a 3 digit julian date identifying date of
production, numeral "9" identifying year, letters "ENT", an internal
plant identifier, 2 digit number identifying production line, and 2 digit code identifying
hour of production. An example of the code would be: 2659ENT0112
Tyson "Restaurant Favorites Chicken Breast
Fajitas" products subject to recall begin with codes 265, 267, 268, and 270.
Kirkwood "Chicken Fajita Kits" products
subject to recall begin with codes 273, 279, and 280.
"Because of the potential hazard for people
with milk allergies, we urge consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers. If
they find the recalled products, consumers should not eat them and should return them to
the point of purchase." Said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS Administrator.
Consumers with questions about the recall may
contact Willie Barber, Director of Consumer Affairs, Tyson Foods, Inc., at 501-290-4714.
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