Products pulled for listeria concerns

Check your freezer for fully cooked chicken products.

Tyson Foods Inc., a leading producer of poultry, is voluntarily recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall Saturday evening.

The frozen product was produced at a plant in Dexter, Missouri, between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021, and includes more than two dozen fully cooked chicken products. A variety of fully cooked chicken sold in bag sizes from 12-ounce bags of fully-cooked oven roasted diced chicken breast to 30-pound bags of fully cooked chicken fajita strips are being recalled. Products were also sold under brands such as Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars.

“We’re committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day,”  Scott Brooks, senior vice president, food safety

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Nearly 8.5 million pounds of Tyson chicken recalled due to Listeria concerns

Tyson Food Inc. is recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release on Saturday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified in June of two people who were sick with listeriosis, an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, according to the release. An investigation, which identified three cases of the illness between April and June, revealed one person had died from listeriosis.

Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

The chicken products include frozen, fully-cooked chicken such as Tyson Pulled Chicken Breast, Tyson Fully Cooked Diced Grilled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Tyson Fully Cooked, Char-Broiled Boneless Chicken Meat for Fajitas and more.

The contaminated items were made between December

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Local Eats: El Lucha Taco food truck features 4 generations of family recipes

BURTON, MI — The El Lucha Taco food truck rolls with four generations of recipes used to create homemade Mexican cuisine.

Adam Mireles’ passion and skills for cooking dates back to his great-grandparents, who would often sell tacos in the 1950′s at Flint’s Chevy in the Hole.

“My great-grandmother and my great-grandfather used to sell tacos on the assembly line and they opened up one of the first restaurants in Flint,” said Mireles, owner of El Lucha Taco food truck.

The food truck features steak, ground beef, grilled chicken and veggie tacos as well as quesadillas, tamales and giant burritos.

Customers can get a set of three beef tacos with flour tortillas for $9 or three ground beef tacos for $8. Steak tacos cost $10 for three servings.

“My burritos are huge,” said Mireles, with a tinge of excitement in his voice. “I would say they’re the size of a

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