RECALL: Tyson Recalls 8.5M Pounds of Chicken

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Is there a recall on Tyson Chicken?

The retailers each posted recall notices on their websites after Tyson Foods' announcement Saturday that it was voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, cooked chicken products for possible listeria contamination. ... The CDC advises businesses to not serve or sell the recalled products. USA TODAYWalmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, among stores that sold Tyson chicken products recalled for listeria risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 3, 2021, announced a recall of cooked chicken meat produced by Tyson Foods due to a listeria outbreak. The meat can be found in products sold by multiple brands, including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars, according to the CDC. The affected chicken was produced between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service, Tyson is recalling 8.5 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken. Food safety regulators and public health officials were notified in June 2021 of two people who became ill with listeriosis, which lead to the discoveries of three previous cases, which included one death, between April 6 and June 5, 2021.

Per the CDC, the impacted products bear the establishment number “EST. P-7089″ which can be found on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. A complete list of recalled products can be found by clicking here. The CDC instructs consumers not to eat any recalled products, and offers instructions on how to clean your refrigerator in the event that you purchased recalled chicken, because listeria can both survive in the fridge and spread to other foods.

Illness from listeria is caused by bacteria that can produce a variety of symptoms, including fever, muscle aches, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and diarrhea. People at highest risk from the illness are pregnant women and their newborns, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

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H-E-B issues chicken recall of Tyson Foods, Meal Simple due to possible Listeria contamination

mySA 07 July, 2021 - 06:35am

H-E-B shoppers — check your fridge. 

The San Antonio-based grocery chain announced a major chicken recall on July 5, affecting approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat Tyson Foods chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

Along with Tyson Foods products, the recall also includes certain H-E-B brand items and meals from South Flo Pizza.

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Tyson produced its affected frozen, fully cooked chicken items between December 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021. H-E-B released its Meal Simple products from January 28, 2021, through July 4, 2021. 

For the South Flo Pizza meals, H-E-B produced the items from January 13, 2021, to July 4, 2021, according to the news release. H-E-B has removed all products related to the recall from its store shelves. 

Customers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. While there have been illnesses related to this recall issued by Tyson Foods, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions associated with products from H-E-B stores.

H-E-B customers who purchased any of the products related to this recall can return them to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the recall, click here

Chicken Recall: Nearly 8.5 Million Pounds of Frozen Chicken Was Just Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

Self 07 July, 2021 - 06:35am

According to the FSIS, the chicken recall includes numerous lots of 30 different precooked, frozen chicken products in a variety of preparation styles (such as diced, wings, strips, and pulled, as well as chicken-topped pizza). Most of the items were sold under the Tyson brand, but a few were sold under other brands: Casey’s General Store, Jet’s Pizza, Little Caesars, and Marco’s Pizza. The package sizes range from 12 ounces to 40 pounds, with nearly half of the recalled products being 10-pounds bags of Tyson chicken. 

The recalled chicken was produced between December 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021, and distributed nationwide to grocery stores, as well as a variety of establishments including restaurants, schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and Department of Defense locations, according to the FSIS

All of the recalled products are stamped with the establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. The FSIS has a full list of products impacted by the Tyson recall. (You can also see the labels of the recalled products on the FSIS site.) 

The FSIS first became aware of a potential listeria outbreak on June 9, when the agency received two reports of people sick with listeriosis, according to the recall announcement. The FSIS investigated the illnesses in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health officials. The investigators identified three cases of listeriosis total, including one person who died, between April 6 and June 5, 2021. All three cases occurred in people served food at a hospital or long-term care facility, according to the CDC

Results from routine sample collection conducted by the FSIS helped investigators connect the cases to Tyson chicken products. Two Tyson frozen chicken samples—one from a Tyson Foods Inc. facility in Missouri and another from a different, unspecified establishment—tested positive for a strain of Listeria monocytogenes that is closely related to the strain that infected people. The investigation is ongoing, and it is possible that more people have been sickened by these products. 

Listeriosis, the illness caused by consuming listeria bacteria, is relatively mild in most healthy people. Typical symptoms include fever and diarrhea starting one to four weeks after eating contaminated food, per the CDC, and most healthy individuals will recover without medical treatment or hospitalization. 

However, certain people are more likely to develop a severe illness from listeria, including people who are pregnant, newborns, adults over age 65, and individuals with weakened immune systems. These groups can experience more severe symptoms and develop invasive listeria, which occurs when the infection spreads outside the gut, the CDC explains. This can cause symptoms such as loss of balance, stiff neck, confusion, and convulsions, and even death. (Pregnant people may only experience flulike symptoms with invasive listeriosis, but the illness can cause pregnancy complications.) 

The FSIS is particularly concerned about people in these vulnerable populations getting listeria from recalled chicken products stored in their freezers. Anyone who has a recalled product in their freezer should throw it out or return it to the store where they bought it. 

Tyson Foods Recalls 8.5 Million Lbs. of Frozen and Cooked Chicken Products Due to Listeria Risk

PEOPLE 07 July, 2021 - 06:35am

On Saturday, the food company announced that it is voluntarily recalling about 8.5 million pounds of frozen and cooked chicken products that may have been contaminated with listeria.

The affected 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, according to Tyson.

Those products were produced at a single facility in Dexter, Missouri, between Dec. 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021, and were distributed to foodservice and retail customers across the United States and Puerto Rico, the company added.

Each package of the affected retail products has the establishment code P-7089. Currently, no other Tyson products are impacted by the recall.

The process of the recall began last month when the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) learned of two individuals who became sick with listeriosis, according to a statement from the FSIS.

Working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners, the organization learned that there was evidence linking listeria to the Tyson products.

The investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6 and June 5. The FSIS said it will continue to investigate if additional listeriosis cases were linked to the recalled products.

Listeria can cause symptoms such as fever, convulsions, muscle aches and gastrointestinal issues, among others. Pregnant women, newborns, older adults and those with a weakened immune system are most in danger of a serious case of the illness, according to the FSIS.

The FSIS is now stating that people should throw away their recalled chicken or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

"We're committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day," said Scott Brooks, senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance at Tyson Foods. "We are taking this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with our commitment to safety." 

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H-E-B pulls Meal Simple chicken salads, Tyson products from shelves amid listeria outbreak

Houston Chronicle 07 July, 2021 - 06:35am

Tyson Foods’ precooked chicken products came off shelves at H-E-B, Kroger and Randall’s stores over the weekend as federal agencies investigated a listeria outbreak, the grocers announced.

Tyson is recalling about 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday in a news release.

Products in the recall include frozen, fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wing sections and fully cooked pizza with chicken, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website. They were sold under brands including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars.

H-E-B said in its press release the recall included its Meal Simple items produced from Jan. 28 to July 4. Kroger announced a recall Sunday of Tyson products, including the brand’s frozen pulled chicken breast, frozen chicken breast strips and frozen diced chicken breast. A regional spokesperson for Randalls said it, too, had pulled premade chicken breast strips and diced chicken breast from local stores.

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Tyson said in its own release the recall was voluntary and there is no conclusive evidence the products were contaminated when they were shipped.

“We’re committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day,” Scott Brooks, Tyson’s senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance, said in the release. “We are taking this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with our commitment to safety.”

Tyson said the affected products were produced at a plant located in Dexter, Miss., between Dec. 26 and April 13.

The federal investigation began June 9, when the USDA was notified two people had listeriosis, the potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when listeria bacteria spreads beyond the digestive tract to other parts of the body. People who are pregnant, over 65 or with weakened immune systems are at higher risk, according to the CDC.

Federal inspectors collected samples linking listeria illness to precooked chicken made by Tyson, the USDA said. It said three sick people have been identified in the outbreak and one has died. The CDC said all of the sick people in this outbreak ate foods served at a long-term care facility or hospital.

People experiencing common food poisoning symptoms caused by listeria usually recover without treatment, the CDC said, noting symptoms of severe illness typically take between one and four weeks after consumption to set in.

People should not eat these products if they still have them stashed away in refrigerators and freezers, the USDA said, and businesses should stop serving them. The products should be thrown away and fridges and freezers cleaned, per CDC guidance.

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