The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products. 

FSIS said the products may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Locations where these were shipped are nationwide at retailers, hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations.

FSIS worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in conjunction with state public health officials to determine evidence linking the Listeria monocytogenes illnesses to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc. On June 9, 2021, FSIS was informed of two individuals with the illness. Additionally, the investigation found three people with the listeriosis illness including one death between April 6, 2021 and June 5, 2021.

The dates the products were produced are between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. The recall is for frozen, fully cooked chicken. See the full list of the recall and see the labels. The establishment number is “EST.P-7089” and can be seen on the bag or as the USDA inspection mark on the inside of the product bag.

Consumption of food with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeria, aaid FSIS. Listeria is a serious infection that can primarily affect older people with weakened immune systems, as well as women who are pregnant and their newborns. Symptoms of listeriosis can include fever, muscle aches, headaches and gastrointestinal issues, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The illness can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and premature delivery for pregnant women, and can cause a life-threatening infection for a newborn.

Throw away the products or take them back to where you bought them if they are in a freezer, said FSIS. Do not eat the products or serve them. 

For more information, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).

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