Tyson Foods to create 376 new jobs in Danville-Pittsylvania County

virginia politics
(© josephsjacobs – stock.adobe.com)

Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, will invest $300 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Cane Creek Centre, an industrial park jointly owned by the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County.

The company will construct a 325,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility and is committing to purchase 60 million pounds of Virginia-grown chicken over the next three years. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 376 new jobs.

The new facility will be used primarily for the production of premium quality, fully cooked Tyson brand, which includes Any’tizer® Snacks and Chicken Nuggets.

“When corporate partners reinvest in the Commonwealth, it is a

Read More

Tyson Is Recalling Chicken That Was Used In Premade Meals And Sold At Stores Like Circle K

Approximately 9 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products have been recalled by Tyson Foods. Although Tyson Foods issued the recall, some prepackaged meals including chicken may also be impacted by the recall.

A news release published by the Food Safety and Inspection Service explained two people were reported ill with listeriosis and the Centers for Disease Control found there was a link back to precooked chicken produced at Tyson Foods Inc. In response, Tyson Foods recalled about 8,955,296 pounds of products initially due to possible Listeria contamination.

Packages of the recalled foods are frozen, fully cooked chicken and were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. An extensive list of the recalled product codes and labels can be found on the USDA website. The latest update clarified that while Tyson announced a recall on their products, the affected chicken may be included in other prepackaged food items

Read More

Tyson recalls almost 9 million pounds of chicken after 1 death, 3 hospitalizations

The Food Safety Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced yesterday that Tyson Foods Inc. has added almost 500,000 pounds of frozen chicken to its existing recall. On July 3, the USDA said Tyson Foods was recalling approximately 8,492,832 pounds of its ready-to-eat chicken products due to a possible listeria contamination. That number has now grown to 8,955,296 pounds.

The frozen, fully cooked products were produced between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021, and were shipped nationwide to stores, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, schools and more. The USDA noted that “while the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.”

Recalled items have the establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the product bag or inside the USDA inspection mark.

The full list of the products subject to recall includes

Read More

Tyson Foods recalls almost 4,500 tons of chicken products

DEXTER, Mo. — Tyson Foods is recalling almost 4,500 tons of ready-to-eat chicken products after finding the products may be tainted with listeria bacteria, federal officials announced Thursday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall a month after two consumers reported falling ill with listeriosis. Further investigation revealed one death besides the two listeriosis cases traced to pre-cooked chicken produced by Dexter, Missouri-based Tyson Foods, according to a statement from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The recall involves three dozen products containing pre-cooked chicken marketed under the Tyson and other labels. The recalled products 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 military locations.

Listeriosis is a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women

Read More