Millions of pounds of food have been misbranded and are considered a health risk, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued recalls this week affecting several food companies across the nation.
Spanning nine food brands and dozens of products so far, the USDA cites bread crumbs containing unlabeled milk – an allergen – as the cause of recall. The most notable recalls include nearly 2.5 million pounds of Tyson Foods Inc. breaded chicken products and about 700,000 pounds of Conagra Brands, Inc. (owner of Chef Boyardee pasta products).
All nine recalls are Class I – the most severe possible, with a high health risk.
As of Saturday afternoon, there have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness involving these products, but consumers are advised to throw them away or return them.
Additionally, Southeastern Grocers issued a voluntary recall of Winn-Dixie Italian Style Pank Breadcrumbs on Thursday, as reported by Action News Jacksonville.