Tyson Chicken recalled 8.5 Million pounds of chicken after one death


Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken products over concerns they may be contaminated with Listeria.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number 'EST. P-7089' on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense locations," the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.

The Agriculture Department launched an investigation last month after learning about two cases of Listeria. They linked the sickness to Tyson's chicken products and learned about another case in which one person died.

"Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms," the FSIS statement said.


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