Tyson Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling chicken wings over food poisoning concerns.
According to a CBS Local news report, the company is issuing the recall for 52,486 pounds of chicken after consumers complained about an “off odor” scent.
Each 28-ounce bag of the cooked, buffalo-style chicken wings affected in the recall has a “Best if used By” date of October 24, 2016 or October 25, 2016.
The wings, which are coated with a hot sauce, have been sold to retail stores nationwide.
Consumers who may have purchased these products have been urged not to consume them. The chicken wings should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
The problem was apparently discovered when Tyson Foods Inc. received consumer complaints about the smell. Some consumers also reported suffering mild illnesses after consuming the chicken.
There have been no other confirmed reports of adverse reactions.
Food Poisoning Statistics
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, roughly one in six Americans, or 48 million people, get sick due to food poisoning.
About 3,000 people die and 128,000 are hospitalized as a result of food-borne illnesses. Food poisoning symptoms often vary with the source of contamination.
But, people with most types of food poisoning exhibit symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever.
Signs and symptoms may start within hours after eating the tainted food or they may begin days or even weeks later.
Illnesses caused by food poisoning usually lasts from a few hours to several days. Some illnesses may leave patients with lifelong health issues such as liver or kidney damage.
If You Have Suffered Food Poisoning
If you are suffering from food poisoning, it is important that you get prompt medical attention. Identify the food that may have caused your condition and isolate it so no one else consumes it.
Have it preserved so it can be tested in a laboratory for the presence of pathogens. Report your illness to the local health department.
If you have been hospitalized or have become seriously ill, do contact an experienced California food poisoning attorney, who can help you receive fair compensation for your damages and losses.
Injured victims can seek damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Negligent food manufacturers, retailers, establishments and distributors can be held accountable.