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What Tyson chicken products are recalled?

The recalled products were frozen, fully cooked chicken produced between December and April, the department said. The products include chicken strips, chicken pizza and pulled chicken breasts that were sold under brand names including Tyson, Jet's Pizza and Casey's General Store. The New York TimesTyson Foods Recalls 8.5 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken

Is there a recall on Tyson Chicken?

Tyson Foods Inc. on Saturday announced a voluntary recall of frozen, cooked chicken products over concerns of listeria contamination. The Food & Drug Administration said the frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021. oregonlive.comTyson chicken recall 2021: List of ready to eat products under recall

Japan's vaccination efforts are gaining some momentum now after a slow start, and that's good news for retailers, said EY's Nobuko Kobayashi.

"The vaccination, finally, is picking up steam in Japan. Government says that all who wants to be vaccinated can be by October, November," Kobayashi, Asia-Pacific strategy execution leader at EY, told CNBC's "Street Signs Asia" on Friday.

Looking ahead, the short-term milestone will be if Japan's vaccination rollout reaches a level whereby "everyone feels comfortable to go out again," she said. Kobayashi said the consumption outlook on balance is positive, even taking into consideration concerns about Covid variants like delta.

Following a sluggish rollout earlier in the year, vaccination rates in Japan have risen substantially in recent weeks. Daily Covid-19 vaccine doses administered even crossed the one million mark in June, according to Our World in Data.

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Japan's doses per 100 people reached an average of 0.77 for the seven days ending July 1, according to Our World in Data. That's higher than the 0.48 and 0.32 doses per 100 in the United Kingdom and the U.S., respectively, over the same period.

Still, only 12.65% of Japan's population has been fully vaccinated against Covid, as compared with the U.K. and U.S. which have both inoculated more than 40% of their population. In 2020, Japan had a population of more than 125.83 million, according to World Bank data.

Japan is just weeks away from hosting the Summer Olympics, but Tokyo prefecture remains under priority measures intended to limit the spread of the virus. Some aspects of the games remain undecided. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that they could be held without spectators, according to local news agency Kyodo News.

Still, EY's Kobayashi said the Olympics are likely to have a "positive impact" on Japan's retail landscape even if spectators are barred from the games.

In the short term, she said products such as high-definition TVs could see a spike in demand. Meanwhile, a successfully executed Olympics will "increase the attractiveness of Japan" as an international travel destination in the long-run, she said.

"It's great news for inbound tourism and consumption," said Kobayashi.

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Chicken recall: Tyson recalls 8.5 million pounds of frozen poultry for possible listeria contamination

Yahoo Finance 05 July, 2021 - 04:39am

Tyson Foods is recalling 8.5 million pounds of frozen, cooked chicken for possible listeria contamination. The chicken has been linked to an outbreak.

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Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, cooked chicken products for possible listeria contamination.

The company and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Saturday night.

The recall includes Tyson branded products and private label products for restaurants, which include Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also issued a food safety alert saying the products – which were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants and schools – may be linked to a listeria outbreak that has caused three illnesses and one death.

“We are taking this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with our commitment to safety," said Scott Brooks, Tyson Foods senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance, in a news release.

According to Tyson Foods, the affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between Dec. 26 and April 13.

A list of the retailers that sold the affected products was not available Saturday and will be posted on the USDA website in the future, according to Tyson's news release.

The company said it has been working with the USDA on the recall and said "while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution."

Each package of the recalled products has the establishment code P-7089. A full list of the recalled products is posted on the USDA website and Tysonfoods.com.

The USDA said consumers should not eat the products and should throw them away or return them. The CDC advises businesses to not serve or sell the recalled products.

“No other Tyson products are impacted by the recall, including but not limited to any Tyson brand fresh chicken; frozen, raw chicken products or chicken nuggets,” the company said. 

Consumers with questions about the recall can call or text 1-855-382-3101, the company said, noting customer service representatives will be available beginning Sunday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.

According to the CDC, the three people who were sick in this outbreak ate foods served at a long-term care facility or hospital between April 6 and June 5. Two illnesses were in Texas and the other case was in Delaware.

When two or more people get "the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak," the CDC says.

Listeria can cause common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever, the CDC says. But it can also cause severe illness, known as invasive listeriosis, when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body. 

Symptoms of severe illness usually start one to four weeks after eating contaminated food, but symptoms can start as late as 10 weeks after.

Adults 65 or older, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from listeria, the CDC says. 

The following products are included in the recall, which in addition to products sold at stores nationwide, includes chicken distributed to restaurants and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants and schools.

Find product codes and date codes of the affected products on the USDA list.

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Tyson recalling almost 8.5M pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products

WSMV Nashville 05 July, 2021 - 04:39am

Tyson Foods is recalling around 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may contain Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSAS) announced Saturday.

One of the products that Tyson Foods has issued a recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes that could cause listeriosis.

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Tyson Foods, a Dexter, MO, business, is recalling around 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may contain Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSAS) announced Saturday.

The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were made between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021.

Click to see a list of products that are subject to the recall. Click to see the labels.

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.

On June 9, FSIS was notified of two people 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 illness to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc. The epidemiologic investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6 and June 5. 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.

Additional information on the investigation may be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumer and institutional freezers. Consumers should not eat these products and institutions should not serve these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

For more on the recall, click here.

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Tyson Foods recalls ready-to-eat chicken products over listeria threat after 1 death

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(WKRN) — Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled over 8 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

An investigation uncovered three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6, 2021, and June 5, 2021.

The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were made between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021, according to a press release.

The FSIS was notified on June 9, 2021, of two people who had become ill with listeriosis. FSIS then determined there was evidence linking the illnesses to pre-cooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc.

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeriosis risk is higher in people 65 years or older, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women and their newborns. Symptoms of infection include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions or even death. In pregnant women, the infection can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. Infection in newborns can lead to serious illness or death.

Higher-risk people who develop flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care. Listeriosis can be treated with antibiotics.

Consumers should refrain from eating any of the recalled products, and they should throw them away or return them to where the place of purchase.

Click here for the full list of products subject to recall and here to view the labels.

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If You See This at a Barbecue, Don't Eat It, CDC Says in New Warning

Best Life 05 July, 2021 - 04:39am

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A major new recall could affect multiple dishes at your July 4th barbecue.

There could not have been a worse time for Tyson Foods Inc. to announce they're recalling approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products than July 3, in the midst of the holiday weekend. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a department of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the chicken may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. As a result of multiple illnesses, including one death, the CDC deemed it an outbreak and says right now, you should "take extra precautions when eating or serving precooked chicken."

The recall is particularly concerning because many people use precooked chicken to make dishes like chicken salad, a common dish at summer barbecues. "Pre-cooked chicken tends to be in chicken salads or salads with chicken such as the kind that you may find at salad bars," Bruce Y. Lee, MD, wrote for Forbes. "Unless you can re-heat the pre-cooked chicken to an internal temperature high enough to kill Listeria (at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit), it's a good idea to avoid any dishes with such chicken for now."

The CDC is advising people not to eat, sell, or serve any of the 30 recalled chicken products, all of which are identified on the FSIS website. The list includes a wide range of fully cooked chicken products, such as chicken strips, chicken wings, and diced chicken that were sold under numerous brands, including Tyson, Jet's Pizza, Casey's General Store, Marco's Pizza, and Little Caesars.

All products subject to the Tyson chicken recall bear establishment number "EST. P-7089" on the bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. According to the notice on the FSIS website, the products have been shipped nationwide to retailers as well as hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense locations.

Not only should you not eat or serve any of the recalled chicken products, but the CDC says you should "throw them away" or return them to the place of purchase and then clean your fridge. "Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces," the agency notes.

In the average healthy person, Listeria is most likely to cause common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever—in which case, people usually recover without treatment, the CDC says. But Listeria can cause a severe illness called listeriosis "when the bacteria spreads beyond the gut to other parts of the body," the agency explains.

People who are pregnant, over 65, and who have weakened immune systems are at a higher risk for listeriosis. The CDC warns that symptoms of listeriosis usually start a week to four weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria, but they can take as long as 10 weeks to show up. In people who are not pregnant, the CDC says symptoms include "headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions," on top of the fever and muscle aches the average person may encounter. Unfortunately, pregnant people with listeriosis usually only experience fever, fatigue, and muscle aches, the CDC says. These symptoms are easy to ignore, but are particularly important to pay attention to because Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth, and can also lead to serious illness or even death in newborns.

According to the CDC, out of an estimated 1,600 people who get sick from Listeria each year, approximately 260 die.

FSIS says: "Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food."

The CDC is cautioning long-term care facilities and hospitals that serve people at higher risk listeriosis to take extra precautions. Of the three reported illnesses thus far, "all of the sick people in this outbreak ate foods served at a long-term care facility or hospital," the CDC says.

An investigation conducted by the CDC, FSIS, and state public health partners "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." The agency is continuing to work with federal and state public health officials to determine if there are additional cases of listeriosis linked to these products. All three illnesses as of July 3 were in Delaware in Texas.

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