Tyson Foods issues recall of frozen, fully cooked chicken due to possible Listeria exposure

Jul. 4—Tyson Foods has voluntarily issued a recall of approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken. Tyson has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution.

The affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between December 26 of 2020 and April 13 of 2021 and distributed to foodservice and retail customers nationwide and Puerto Rico. They are being recalled as a precaution due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes, a harmful bacteria.

“We’re committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day,” said Scott Brooks, senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance, Tyson Foods. “We are taking this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution and

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Tyson Foods recalls 8.5 million pounds of frozen chicken over Listeria concerns

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling millions of pounds of of frozen, fully cooked chicken due to possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The harmful bacteria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was notified in early June of people ill with listeriosis. One of the ill people died.

The agency determined a possible link between the illnesses and chicken produced at the Tyson Foods plant.

While there is no conclusive evidence the products were contaminated with Listeria at the time they were shipped to stores and restaurant, Tyson Foods says its voluntary recall is being made to protect consumers.

“We’re committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day,” said Scott Brooks, senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance, Tyson Foods. “We

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