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Tyson Foods recalls foodservice chicken

Tyson Foods, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has voluntarily recalled 51,360 pounds of uncooked, foodservice chicken due to an undeclared soy-based allergen in the end of last week.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product; however, the company has initiated the recall as a precautionary measure.

Restaurants
The affected products were sold to foodservice companies, which typically supply restaurants, and were not labeled for retail sale. The foodservice companies have been notified and asked to recover and hold the products further distributed to their customers until the products can be retrieved by Tyson.

Tyson has been in the process of reducing the number of allergens in the company's foodservice products and produced some products with the old formulation while prematurely using a new label. The products were produced at the company's Vicksburg, Mississippi, location between July 23, 2008, and August 5, 2008.

Recalls
The foodservice items being recalled include:

• 10-pound cases of "Standard Quality Uncooked Fritters, Old Fashioned Chicken Breast Tenderloins."

• 10-pound cases of "Sysco Uncooked, Fritters, Chicken Breast Tenderloins."

• 10-pound cases of "Heritage Valley Uncooked Steakhouse Chicken Breast Tenderloin Fritters." 

• 20-pound cases of "Spare Time Uncooked Fritters, Chicken Breast Tenderloins."

• 10-pound cases of "Tyson Uncooked Chicken Breast Tenderloin Fritters."

Related websites:
• Tyson Foods
• United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)   

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