More than 2 million pounds of frozen entrees recalled over allergen risk

More than 2 million pounds of frozen entrees...

Posted: May 6, 2019 7:16 AM

More than 2 million pounds of frozen entrees have been recalled due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture said.

The recall affects 2,094,186 pounds of P.F. Chang's Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice. The items may contain milk, a known allergen that's not declared on the product labels.

"The products are ... described as frozen, heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable," the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday. They were produced between Oct. 1 and April 11, 2019, with "Best By" dates of Sept. 26, 2019 through April 5, 2020.

The products were distributed to retailers nationwide and health officials are urging consumers who have them in their freezers to throw them away or return them to their place of purchase.

"There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products," the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

"The problem was discovered when Conagra Brands, Inc. conducted a routine label verification check and determined that the product did not declare milk on the label."

The recall does not include products sold at PF Chang's restaurants.

Chicken strips recalled over metal concerns

Tyson Foods significantly expanded a recall of its chicken strips over concerns that some might be contaminated with pieces of metal, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

The recall now affects more than 11.8 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that were shipped nationwide, up from more than 69,000 pounds when the recall initially was issued in March.

The expansion comes after three of six people who complained about finding pieces of metal in certain Tyson products also said they suffered an injury in their mouth, the agency said.

The products now being recalled were produced from October through March 8, and they have "use by" dates of October 1, 2019, through March 7, 2020.

A Tyson Foods official said Friday that the company is taking corrective steps at the location where the products are made.

Tainted ground beef sickens scores

Meanwhile, an outbreak of E. coli from tainted ground beef sickened 177 people in 10 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Two companies last month recalled products amid an outbreak of E. coli . There's no definitive link between these products and the ongoing outbreak, the FSIS says, with no supplier, distributor or brand of beef identified.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 115763

Reported Deaths: 3263
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds7973177
DeSoto703979
Harrison522384
Jackson457884
Rankin394086
Madison383194
Lee357380
Forrest304678
Jones292484
Washington258399
Lafayette250443
Lauderdale2478135
Lamar225538
Oktibbeha202454
Bolivar201677
Neshoba1849111
Lowndes179962
Panola170040
Leflore167187
Sunflower162349
Warren154855
Monroe150673
Pontotoc147220
Marshall143129
Lincoln140157
Pike138456
Copiah137536
Scott125429
Coahoma124937
Grenada122638
Yazoo122234
Simpson121549
Union118825
Tate116839
Leake115041
Holmes114760
Itawamba113925
Pearl River113660
Adams108544
Prentiss106120
Wayne101722
Alcorn100112
George99218
Covington97527
Marion95042
Tippah90322
Newton86627
Chickasaw85526
Tallahatchie84526
Winston84121
Hancock84028
Tishomingo81241
Attala79426
Clarke75851
Clay69321
Jasper68717
Walthall63927
Calhoun62612
Noxubee59817
Smith59416
Montgomery54923
Yalobusha54514
Claiborne53716
Tunica53517
Lawrence51814
Perry49423
Carroll49312
Greene47818
Stone47514
Humphreys43816
Amite42513
Quitman4206
Jefferson Davis41011
Webster37613
Benton3416
Wilkinson33820
Kemper32615
Sharkey28514
Jefferson27610
Franklin2423
Choctaw2086
Issaquena1074
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 158701

Reported Deaths: 2680
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson23292377
Mobile16916315
Tuscaloosa10345140
Montgomery10250197
Madison935096
Shelby739063
Baldwin665869
Lee654665
Calhoun459961
Marshall439550
Etowah428551
Houston417034
Morgan416435
DeKalb342629
Elmore320853
St. Clair295542
Limestone287230
Walker279492
Talladega266435
Cullman248024
Lauderdale229442
Jackson215915
Autauga205931
Franklin205531
Colbert202132
Russell19493
Blount193225
Chilton188432
Dallas186627
Coffee177111
Dale176351
Covington174729
Escambia172730
Clarke135217
Chambers135044
Pike134113
Tallapoosa132987
Marion108129
Barbour10339
Marengo101922
Butler101140
Winston92913
Geneva9067
Lawrence85832
Pickens85218
Bibb84014
Randolph82716
Hale76830
Washington74912
Clay74412
Cherokee73814
Henry7176
Lowndes71328
Bullock64917
Monroe64610
Crenshaw60830
Perry5926
Fayette57713
Cleburne5698
Wilcox56812
Conecuh56113
Macon53620
Lamar4965
Sumter47221
Choctaw39212
Greene34216
Coosa2043
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 59°
Columbus
Overcast
60° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 60°
Oxford
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 54°
Starkville
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 55°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather