Tyson Recalls 26 Tons of Bad Smelling Chicken Wings

November 17, 2015, 5:52 PM UTC
Superbowl Wings At Coolidge Corner Clubhouse
BROOKLINE, MA - JANUARY 22: The Buffalo chicken wings at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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Tyson Foods, the Springdale, Ark.-based food giant, has issued a recall for 52,486 pounds of its Buffalo style “Any-tizer” chicken wings. The reason? The hot wings apparently smelled funky.

“Consumers who contacted the company indicated the product had an off odor,” the company said in a statement. “The product does not meet Tyson Foods quality standards, so the company is recalling” all of the ones produced at its Pine Bluff, Ark. plant between Oct. 24 and Oct. 25. of this year.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a statement on the recall as well. The release noted that customers had complained of an “off-odor” and “mild illness associated with consumption.”

“There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products by FSI,” the agency said, while recommending that consumers return the bagged products, or trash them.

The health risk of the defect, it noted, is “low.”

Consumer can identify the affected product, which Tyson (TSN) had sold to retailers across the country, by the following means:

Each 28-ounce bag affected in this recall bears the establishment code P-13456 above the heating instructions on the back of the bag and Product UPC 0 23700 01118 3 as well as date codes including “2975PBF05” or “2985PBF05.” Additionally, each bag has a “Best if Used By” date of October 24, 2016 or October 25, 2016.

Here’s a photo of the recalled product, available in the press release on the company’s website.

Tyson® Any’tizers® Fully Cooked Hot Wings® chicken wing sections coated with a flavorful hot, tangy sauce

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