Tyson Recalls 8.5 Million Pounds of Chicken After Possible Listeria Contamination | New



(CNN) – Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because they could be contaminated with Listeria, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Saturday.

“The frozen and fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021,” the agency said. said in a statement.

“The recalled products bear the establishment number ‘EST. P-7089 ‘on product bag or inside USDA inspection mark. These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, healthcare facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense sites, ”the statement said.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said it received a notification on June 9 regarding two people with listeriosis and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health agencies to determine if there was evidence linking diseases to Tyson. precooked chicken products.

“Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle pain, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and seizures sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms,” reads the FSIS press release.

Consumers and businesses or institutions that may have these products should throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased, the agency said.

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