Tyson ready-to-eat chicken, some H-E-B products recalled due to possible listeria contamination

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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

What chicken products have been 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

Tyson Foods recalling chicken

KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas 06 July, 2021 - 06:57am

One Case of Listeria Identified in Delaware

WBOC TV 16 06 July, 2021 - 06:57am

DOVER, Del.- A multi-state Listeria outbreak has hit the first state.

On Monday, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced that the State has confirmed one case of Listeria associated with a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. That outbreak is linked with a number of ready-to-eat Tyson Foods chicken products, which have since been recalled.

DPH says 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 on the U.S.

Department of Agriculture’s website: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-07/Tyson%27s%20Product%20List%20Final.pdf. Labels can be seen here.      

Two other cases of Listeria are confirmed in Texas. DPH says it will not release Delaware patient details as the number of cases are so small. Listeria can cause severe illness one to four weeks after eating contaminated food. Pregnant people, adults 65 years or older, and people with weakened immune systems are at the highest risk.

According to DPH, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. Products include frozen, fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wing sections, and fully cooked pizza with chicken and were sold under many brands including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars. 

These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense locations. There is also concern that some products may be in both consumer and institutional freezers. 

DPH has begun notifying any known facilities that received the contaminated meat. Anyone with the recalled products is asked to throw it away or return it to the store. DPH says unlike most foodborn pathogens, listeria can grow at standard refrigerator temperature and withstand freezing, drying, and heat.

Symptoms of Listeria can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches. Listeria can also cause common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever. People who experience these symptoms usually recover without treatment. Pregnant people usually experience only fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns. If you have symptoms after eating a recalled product, DPH says to call your doctor.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Food Safety Alert on July 3 after an epidemiologic investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6, 2021 and June 5, 2021. The death occurred in Texas.  This outbreak may be much larger than the current number of known patients. The products recalled were served all over the country. In addition, some people who contract Listeria infections do not seek medical care and recover on their own, so are not tested.

DPH says it takes weeks to link cases to the outbreak, so there could be more cases in Delaware.. 

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov

Tyson also has a hotline that consumers can call or text, 1-855-382-3101. Customer service representatives will be available through Friday, July 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. 

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Tyson is recalling more than 8- million pounds of fully cooked, ready-to-eat, chicken saying the food is potentially linked to a listeria outbreak. Tyson is recalling more than 8- million pounds of fully cooked, ready- to- eat, chicken saying the food is potentially linked to a listeria outbreak. Tyson and the USDA say the frozen, fully cooked chicken was shipped nationwide to stores and to institutions like hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, and schools.

The USDA says the items under recall have the "establishment number": estp7089 on the product's bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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