Tyson recalls chicken due to possible listeria contamination
Tyson Foods has issued a national recall of more than 8-million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to possible Listeria contamination. The frozen, fully-cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The products subject to the recall will have the establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions (including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense locations.
Last month USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified of two persons will with listeriosis and working in concert with the CDC and state public health partners they determined there is evidence linking the Listeria monocytogenes illnesses to pre-cooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods.
FSIS is concerned these products could be in freezers and encourage consumers to throw away the products or return them to the place of purchases.