CDC expands recall of precooked chicken products

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What chicken did Tyson recall?

They were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The products include Fajita Chicken Breast Strips, Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast, Pulled Chicken Breast, Pulled Chicken Breast and Chicken Wing Sections. See the full FSIS list of recalled Tyson items and labels here. WVNS-TVTyson chicken recall grows to nearly 9 million pounds of meat

The amount of recalled meat has jumped from nearly 8.5 million pounds to more than 8.9 million pounds.

The frozen fully cooked chicken products were supplied by Tyson Foods, but sold under many brands, including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars.

A complete list of the recalled products can be found on the website for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

LISTERIA RECALL: Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled frozen, fully cooked chicken produced by Tyson Foods and sold under various brands. More details and a full list of products on our website:https://t.co/IAYB36Vvxb pic.twitter.com/15qdHXwXmK

The CDC reports three illnesses, three hospitalizations and one death in two states.

Pregnant people, adults 65 years or older, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from listeria.

Symptoms of listeria include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.

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Tyson adds 225 tons of chicken to its existing recall; Listeria illnesses reported

Food Safety News 09 July, 2021 - 07:55am

Tyson Foods Inc. has added more than 450,000 pounds of chicken products to its existing recall of 8.5 million pounds because additional date codes have been identified.

“Details of this recall were updated to reflect additional date codes and an increase in product poundage from approximately 8,492,832 pounds to approximately 8,955,296 pounds. The recalled product names and product codes remain the same. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program,” according to the updated recall notice posted by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The products that are subject to recall are listed here. View the labels here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations, according to the FSIS recall notice.

An outbreak related to the recall includes two Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in Texas and one in Delaware with one death.

Tyson’s Dexter, MO, unit recalled almost 8,5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products because of those illnesses. See the complete list of recalled products, including product and date codes, on the USDA-FSIS website.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta advises people not to eat, sell, or serve recalled products.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 6, 2021, to June 5, 2021. Sick people range in age from 60 to 95 years, with a median age of 89, and 66 percent are male. All three people were hospitalized, and one death reported is from Texas.

The true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely higher than the number reported, according to the CDC, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because some people recover without medical care and are not tested for Listeria. In addition, recent illnesses may not yet be reported as it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to determine if a sick person is part of an outbreak.

State and local public health officials interviewed people about the foods they ate in the month before they got sick. All three people were in a long-term care facility or hospital when they got sick. These facilities served many food items, including meals with precooked chicken.

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled products and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

Tyson Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products

CBS Minnesota 09 July, 2021 - 07:55am

The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The products that are subject to recall are listed here. View the labels here.

For more information on the recall, click here.

Tyson chicken recall grows to nearly 9 million pounds of meat

WOODTV.com 09 July, 2021 - 07:55am

(USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

(NEXSTAR) – Tyson Foods is recalling another 500,000 pounds of chicken over concerns that the meat may be contaminated with listeria, according to an update Thursday from the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The total amount of chicken products under recall is now roughly 8,955,296 pounds, FSIS said.

The massive recall comes after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with state authorities, found that three people were sickened by the poultry, one of whom died.

The potentially-contaminated “ready-to-eat” chicken products were shipped to schools, nursing facilities, hospitals, restaurants, various retailers and Department of Defense locations.

The FSIS clarified that the chicken products were sold to schools commercially and were not part of the USDA National School Lunch Program.

The recalled products, marked with the establishment number “EST. P-7089,” were sold at a number of major retailers, including Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix and H-E-B. They were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021.

The products include Fajita Chicken Breast Strips, Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast, Pulled Chicken Breast, Pulled Chicken Breast and Chicken Wing Sections. See the full FSIS list of recalled Tyson items and labels here.

Customers are urged to check their freezers for the possibly-contaminated products, which they should throw away or return to the place of purchase.

Listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious type of food poisoning that can cause fever, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance, muscle aches and convulsions. In pregnant women, an infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or a life-threatening infection of the newborn. Listeriosis can be fatal for older people and people with weakened immune systems.

For more information, see the full announcement on the FSIS website.

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Circle K Brand Chicken Salad Sandwich recalled over Listeria concerns

Food Safety News 09 July, 2021 - 07:55am

On July 3, the Dexter, MO, unit of Tyson Foods recalled 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.

Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.

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