Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products. Previously, there were reports that at least three people were hospitalized and one person died of Listeria.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Saturday said Several foods were recalled after the authorities were notified of at least three cases of listeriosis.
After conducting investigations in April and June, FSIS found evidence that pre-cooked chicken produced by Tyson Foods Inc. was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause the bacterial disease Listeria and lead to hospitalization or death.
So far, FSIS has identified three diseases and one death Texas Between April 6th and June 5th.
According to FSIS, symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headaches, neck stiffness, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, as well as diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. For pregnant women or people with weakened immune systems, this disease may be more serious.
“Listeria When bacteria spread from the intestine to other parts of the body, it can cause serious illness (called invasive listeriosis). Pregnant women, adults 65 years of age or older, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Recalled products Including frozen, fully cooked chicken, such as Tyson’s chicken breast; Tyson’s fully cooked grilled chicken breast with ribs; Tyson’s fully cooked boneless chicken Fajita; and Tyson’s fully cooked boneless and skinless chicken breast Chickens. These items are sold in a variety of sizes, including 8, 10, 12, and 30 lb bags.
The company number “EST. P-7089” is on the product bag of each product or in the inspection mark of the United States Department of Agriculture.
These products are also sold under brands such as Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars. Consumers should avoid fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wings, and fully cooked pizza with chicken under these labels.
These frozen fully cooked chicken products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021, and distributed nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, and schools.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of severe listeriosis usually begin 1 to 4 weeks after eating contaminated food. However, symptoms may begin to appear after 10 weeks.
In addition, CDC recommends that consumers using these products should clean the refrigerator or any container or surface that may have been in contact with the recalled product, because Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and spread to other foods and surfaces.
The CDC and FSIS now recommend that those in possession of these foods either throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.
“We are committed to providing safe and healthy foods that people rely on every day,” Tyson Foods Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Scott Brooks said in a statement Saturday. “We took this precautionary measure out of prudent consideration and in line with our commitment to safety.”