Tyson Chicken Recall & Listeria Food Poisoning
Almost 8.5 million pounds of cooked Tyson chicken products have been recalled due to food safety concerns. Tyson Food announced the recall following at least three food poisoning reports that resulted in three consumers being hospitalized, including one listeria death between April 6 and June 5.
Following an earlier investigation, the FSIS found evidence that Tyson products were contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which may cause severe illness, hospitalizations or death.
Tyson Chicken Recalled
The Tyson products being recalled include frozen, fully-cooked chicken, including the following:
- Tyson Pulled Chicken Breast
- Tyson Fully Cooked Diced Grilled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat
- Tyson Fully Cooked, Char-Broiled Boneless Chicken Meat for Fajitas
- Tyson Fully Cooked, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Pulled Chicken
The frozen, fully cooked chicken products in question were also sold under the Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars brands. Consumers are urged to avoid fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wings, and fully cooked pizza with chicken sold under these brand names.
Listeria & Food Safety Risks
Symptoms of severe listeria illness typically begin one to four weeks after eating contaminated food. Pregnant women, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Some serious infections may spread beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection may lead to miscarriages, stillbirths and life-threatening infection of the newborn.
If you or a loved one has a documented food poisoning claim, contact the Lyon Firm to discuss your legal options. Large corporations like Tyson are responsible for food safety, and when they fail to properly recall contaminated food products, they may be held accountable.