Tyson Foods (TSN) issues chicken tenderloin recall over allergen concerns

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CINCINNATI - Tyson Foods in issuing a recall for thousands of pounds of chicken.

The company said Tuesday that it is issuing a recall for about 127,000 pounds of uncooked breaded chicken tenderloins and uncooked chicken tenderloin fritters.

Officials said the product was made for restaurants or institutional food operations and is currently in the distribution phase.

According to a released, the chicken contains soy -- a potential allergen -- which was not properly marked on the labels.

Tyson Foods said it has not received any reports of illness yet but the voluntary recall was issued initiated as a precaution.

The company said it is in the process of accounting for the affected chicken and placing it on hold.

Officials said about 12,650 cases of the affected chicken were produced between March 1 and March 27 at the company's plant in Russellville, Ark.

Tyson Foods said the product can be identified by case codes 7083-928 and 7083-861.

The company said it shipped the chicken to food service companies nationwide.

Those customers further distributed the chicken to individual restaurants and institutions. Officials said the chicken products were not labeled or intended for retail sales.

The company said any customers with questions should call Tyson Consumer Relations at 866-886-8456 or email comments@tyson.com .

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