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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, 1999

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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