July 12, 2021


Tyson recalls more affected chicken products in US



Tyson Foods Inc. has added more than 450,000 pounds of chicken products to its current recall of 8.5 million pounds in the United States as additional date codes have been identified.


"Details of this recall were updated to reflect additional date codes and an increase in product poundage from approximately 8,492,832 pounds to approximately 8,955,296 pounds. The recalled product names and product codes remain the same. While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program," the updated recall notice posted by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) stated.


The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. They were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations, according to the FSIS recall notice.


An outbreak related to the recall includes two Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in Texas and one in Delaware with one death.


Tyson's Dexter, Missouri unit recalled almost 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat  chicken products due to those cases.


- Food Safety News

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