Tyson recalling 8.5M pounds of frozen chicken products over listeria concerns
Nearly 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked frozen Tyson chicken products are being recalled over concerns they might be contaminated with listeria bacteria, federal regulators announced Saturday.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the "ready-to-eat" chicken products were produced between Dec. 27 and April 13. A full list of all 30 recalled products and their labels are both available on the FSIS website.
The FSIS was notified on June 9 that two people were ill with listeriosis. Working with state public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FSIS was able to link the illness with precooked Tyson chicken products.
An epidemiological investigation found three cases of listeriosis, including one death, between April 6 and June 5.
The products subject to the recall bear establishment number "EST. P-7089" on the bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection, FSIS said.
The recalled chicken may still be in consumers’ freezers, and these should be thrown away or returned and not be eaten or served.