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Tyson Foods Inc. recalls nearly 9 million pounds of chicken

Nearly 9 million pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken, 8,955,296 pounds to be exact, has been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. over Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The recalled products were produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021. They were shipped nationwide. A complete list of the recalled chicken can be found by visiting the link below.

Listeria monocytogenes can lead to listeriosis. Listeriosis has been known to cause symptoms as mild as muscle aches, headaches and a fever. For some though it can lead to such severe symptoms as diarrhea, loss of balance, and even convulsions. Listeriosis is especially concerning for those that are young, elderly, have weakened immune systems, or are pregnant.

An investigation and subsequent recall of the ready-to-eat chicken was initiated after 2 people became ill with listeriosis. The investigation found 3 listeriosis cases linked to the recall, one of which actually resulted in a death. Due to the products being frozen to be consumed at a later date, Tyson Foods and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned the chicken could still be in the freezers of many Americans. The chicken wasn;t only sold in retail stores. It was also shipped to hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, schools, and Department of Defense facilities.

If you’ve purchased the recalled chicken, you should throw it away or return it to your retailer for a refund. Those that believe they’ve consumed any of the recalled meat should contact their health provider immediately.

To read the full report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, visit:

For the complete list of recalled Tyson Foods Inc. chicken, click here: