Tyson recalls 70,500 lbs. canned chicken

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 70,500 lbs. of canned Premium Chunk Chicken produced by Madelia, Minn-based Tony Downs Foods Company, a co-packer of the product.

Approximately 24 cans produced on May 18, 2012 were mislabeled and actually contained Beef with Gravy. The gravy contains wheat and is a potential allergen. Tyson Foods has accounted for 14 of the 24 cans, however as a precautionary measure, the company is recalling all 12.5-oz. cans of chunk chicken produced that day.

Tyson reported that there have been no illnesses associated with this mislabeling. The company also pointed out that the product is fully cooked and there is no danger to consumers as long as this or any beef or chicken product is properly handled.

The mislabeled product can be identified by the date code 8965 248A 12139 printed directly on the end of each can. The can also has a “best by” date of May 18, 2015.

Tyson Foods shipped the affected cans to the following food retailers and distribution centers in the following states:

Affiliated Foods (NE)
Amazon.com (PA, NV, TN)
Associated Wholesale Grocers-DFW (TX)
Central Grocers Ellis (IL)
Certco, Inc. (WI)
Coastal Pacific Canned (CA)
Defense Commissary Agency (VA, OK)
Fareway Stores (IA)
Giant Eagle/American Seaway (OH)
Giant Eagle/OK Grocery (PA)
Grocery Supply (TX, GA)
H.E. Butt Grocery (TX)
Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc. (IA)
Ingles Markets, Inc. (NC)
King Soopers Distribution Center (CO)
Meijer Wholesale (MI)
Nash Finch – Bellefontaine (OH)
Peyton (Kroger) (TN, IN)
Publix Super Market (FL, GA)
Sherm’s Thunderbird Market (OR)
Supervalu (WA, IL)
Tony Downs (MN)
Wal-Mart (WI, VA, NH, IA, NC, UT, LA, DE, IL, CO, PA, KS, TX, TN, AZ, AR, AL, CA, OH, KY, MS, OR, NY, IN, GA, MI, FL, IL, MO)

Product may have been shipped from distribution centers to states other than those listed.

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