June 10 (UPI) -- Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of chicken patties sold to schools and other services because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
The packages contain milk, an allergen, which was not listed on the product label, according to the USDA in a release.
The ready-to-eat breaded chicken products were produced and packaged from Aug. 17, 2016 through Jan. 14. The 2,485,374 pounds of chicken were shipped mainly to patrons in the food service industry and were not sold in stores.
The products subject to recall contain establishment number "P-1325" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The cases range from 20 pounds to nearly 33 pounds. Specific recalls are listed on the agency's website.
No confirmed cases of adverse reactions from consumption of the products were reported.
The problem was discovered on June 6 when the company was notified by an ingredient supplier that the bread crumbs the company received and used in the recalled products potentially contained undeclared milk.
The USDA Class 1 recall is its highest of three levels. The agency said "this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
The USDA urges customers to throw the product away or return them to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions can contact Christina Self, supervisor-consumer relations, at 866-328-3156. The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 888-MPHotline.
Tyson Foods, headquartered in Springdale, Ark., is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands that include Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells and State Fair, the company said in a release.
Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family still leads the business