July 5, 2021


Tyson Foods voluntarily recalls frozen, fully cooked chicken in US



Tyson Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken in the United States, the company announced on July 3.


Tyson has been working closely with the United States Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution, the company said.


The affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021 and distributed to foodservice and retail customers nationwide and Puerto Rico. They are being recalled as a precaution due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. 


"We're committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day," said Scott Brooks, senior vice president of 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."


No other Tyson products are impacted by the recall, including but not limited to any Tyson brand fresh chicken, frozen, raw chicken products or chicken nuggets. 


- Tyson Foods

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