Tyson Foods recalls 8.4 million pounds of chicken products over deadly Listeria risk: See list

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Is there a recall on chicken 2021?

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

Why is Tyson chicken being recalled?

Tyson Foods Inc., a leading producer of poultry, is voluntarily recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Saturday evening. Detroit Free PressTyson Foods recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken

Walmart, Publix, Wegmans among stores that sold Tyson chicken products recalled for possible listeria risk

USA TODAY 05 July, 2021 - 03:40pm

Walmart, Wegmans and Publix are among the stores that sold Tyson Foods recalled chicken products. Close to 8.5 million pounds are part of the recall.

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Walmart, Wegmans and Publix are among the retailers that sold Tyson Foods' recalled chicken products.

The retailers each posted recall notices on their websites, following Tyson Foods' announcement Saturday that it was voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, cooked chicken products for possible listeria contamination.

The recall includes Tyson branded fully cooked and frozen products and private label products for restaurants, including Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars.

A full list of the retailers that sold the affected products was not available Monday. It will be posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recall website when available, Tyson Foods said in a news release.

Because of the holiday weekend, more retailers are expected to post recall notices on their websites this week.

Stewart's Shops, a New York-based convenience store chain, said the recall affects three products it sells, including two under its Stewart's Now & Then store brand.

The USDA classified the announcement as a "Class I" recall and said this is "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Walmart posted a link to the USDA recall notice on its recall website and said products were sold at all Walmart stores.

According to the Publix recall notice, the following products were sold at Publix stores:

Wegmans posted a recall notice on its website Sunday for two Tyson products. The chain said the products can be returned to the Customer Service Desk for a full refund.

Stewart's Shops also posted a recall notice on its website.

According to Stewart's recall, customers who purchased any of the affected items "are urged to return them to their local Stewart’s Shops for a full refund" or can call Stewart’s Consumer Affairs Department at 518-581-1200 extension 2130.

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