RICHMOND, VA—A recall by Tyson Foods, Inc. prompted GIANT Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets to remove two varieties of Tyson's boneless chicken wyngz due to undeclared food allergens.
Tyson Foods Inc. recalled approximately 67,269 pounds of packaged chicken labeled as Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.
Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz were packaged in bags meant for Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz and contain the allergens milk, soy and egg, which are not declared on misused bag, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.
No illnesses have been reported, but those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, eggs or soy may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled chicken, the FSIS said.
According to the FSIS, symptoms of food allergies typically appear from within a few minutes to two hours after a person has eaten the food to which he or she is allergic. Allergic reactions can include: hives; flushed skin or rash; tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth; face, tongue, or lip swelling; vomiting and/or diarrhea; abdominal cramps; coughing or wheezing; dizziness and/or lightheadedness; swelling of the throat and vocal cords; difficulty breathing; loss of consciousness.
The following products are included in this recall:
• Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz Buffalo Style, UPC 2370001405, 25.5 oz, with best by dates of August 7, 2013 and August 8, 2013
• Tyson Boneless Chicken Wyngz Honey BBQ Flavored, UPC 2370001493, 25.5 oz., with best by dates of August 7, 2013 and August 8, 2013
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