Tyson Foods has started recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen.

The products potentially contained milk, which was not declared on the product label.  

Tyson Foods stated the ingredient was used only in products distributed to foodservice customers.

According to company records, schools have purchased goods through their commercial channels.

"The ingredient was used only in products distributed to foodservice customers and are not available from retail stores."

The recalled products include a variety of breaded patties and chicken fritters with the establishment number ‘P-1325’ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

This issue was raised on 6 June, when the company was notified by an ingredient supplier that the breadcrumbs the company received and used potentially contained undeclared milk.

Tyson Foods has not yet received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled products, which were manufactured between last August and this January.

The company has further explained that it has identified and is working with affected foodservice customers to remove all affected items shipped to 30 states across the US.