9 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
If you live in Connecticut or New York, there's a chance you may have some of the contaminated chicken in your refrigerator or freezer.
Tyson Chicken has issued a major recall of close to 9 million pounds of its chicken products due to concerns over listeria contamination.
The frozen, fully cooked products were produced between Dec. 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021 and were shipped nationwide to supermarkets, but also to hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, and schools.
According to patch.com, the USDA said that each package of the affected chicken products has the establishment number EST. P-7089 on the product bag or inside the USDA inspection mark.
The initial recall was initiated after 3 people were hospitalized with listeriosis, and 1 person died after eating the infected chicken. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USDA connected the dots and discovered there is evidence linking the illnesses to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods.
Here's a list of the products that are subject to the recall:
- Tyson Pulled Chicken Breast – Fully Cooked, Boneless Skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned, Smoke Flavor Added
- Tyson Fully Cooked, Boneless, Skinless – Pulled Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat
- Jet’s Pizza – Fully Cooked, Fajita Seasoned, Boneless, Skinless – Diced Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat
- Tyson Fully Cooked Diced Grilled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat
If you have any of the possible contaminated chicken products, obviously you should throw it out immediately, or return it to the place of purchase. If you have already eaten some of the chicken and experience fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, feel confused, or you experience loss of balance, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.
The CDC reports that each year approximately 1,600 people get listeriosis and about 260 die.