Tyson Foods is recalling 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to the USDA Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).
On June 9, 2021, FSIS was notified that two people became ill with listeriosis that had consumed Tyson chicken products.
Listeria symptoms can cause severe illness when the bacteria spreads to the stomach and other parts of the body. Listeria can also cause food poisoning symptoms such as diarrhea and fever. Symptoms of severe illness may start within 1-4 weeks after eating the contaminated food.
The Center for Disease Control has released these details on the recalled products:
- The products were shipped nationwide to stores and hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations.
- The products include frozen fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wing sections and fully cooked pizza with chicken.
- Many of the products were sold under brand names including Tyson, Jet Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marcos Pizza and Little Caesars.
- The products subject to recall have the number EST. P-7089 on the product bag or inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Anyone that has eaten the products and are concerned about illness should contact a health care provider.
If you or a loved one has suffered from food poisoning or illness from Tyson chicken products, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.