Tyson recalls 8.5 million pounds of RTE chicken over ListeriaTyson recalls 8.5 million pounds of RTE chicken over Listeria
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced July 3.
July 6, 2021
The recall involves frozen, fully cooked chicken products produced between Dec. 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The products bear establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection and include RTE white and dark meat breasts, strips, diced, shredded chicken. Click here for a complete list of recalled products. The items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations.
On June 9, 2021, FSIS was notified of two persons ill with listeriosis. Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners, FSIS determined there is evidence linking the Listeria monocytogenes illnesses to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc. The epidemiologic investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6, 2021 and June 5, 2021. During routine sample collection, FSIS collected two precooked chicken samples from two establishments that are closely related genetically to Listeria monocytogenes from ill people. One of the samples was collected at Tyson Foods Inc. FSIS is continuing to work with federal and state public health partners to determine if there are additional illnesses linked to these products.
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