Tyson chicken recall grows by 500,000 pounds with about 9 million pounds recalled for listeria risk

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More Tyson Foods chicken is being recalled for possible listeria contamination.

The massive recall, first announced Saturday, grew by nearly 500,000 pounds Thursday, according to an update posted on the recall notice on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

Approximately 8,955,296 pounds of frozen and cooked chicken products are part of the recall.

Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, H-E-B and Wegmans are among the retailers that sold Tyson branded fully cooked and frozen products. Private label products are also part of the recall and some were made for restaurants, including Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also issued a food safety alert Saturday saying the products – which were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants and schools – may be linked to a listeria outbreak that has caused three illnesses and one death.

Listeria can cause common food poisoning symptoms, like diarrhea and fever, the CDC says. But it can also cause severe illness, known as invasive listeriosis, when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body.

Symptoms of severe illness usually start one to four weeks after eating contaminated food, but symptoms can start as late as 10 weeks after.

Adults 65 or older, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from listeria, the CDC says.

Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, cooked chicken products for possible listeria contamination.
Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, cooked chicken products for possible listeria contamination.

Walmart, Target, Kroger sold chicken

A full list of the retailers that sold the affected products was not available Thursday. It will be posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service recall website when available, Tyson Foods said in a news release.

USA TODAY posted details of the recalls that retailers have announced on their websites here.

The USDA said consumers should not eat the products and should throw them away or return them. The CDC advises businesses to not serve or sell the recalled products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can call or text 1-855-382-3101, the company said, noting customer service representatives will be available beginning Sunday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.

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Tyson Foods chicken recall list

The following products are included in the recall, which in addition to products sold at stores nationwide, includes chicken distributed to restaurants and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants and schools.

Each package of the recalled products has the establishment code P-7089. A full list of the recalled products is posted on the USDA website and Tysonfoods.com. Find product codes and date codes of the affected products on the USDA list.

  • 20-ounce bag Tyson Pulled Chicken Breast – Fully Cooked, Boneless Skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned, Smoke Flavor were added.

  • 22-ounce bag Tyson Fully Cooked Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast – Boneless Skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned

  • 12-ounce bag Tyson Fully Cooked Fajita Chicken Breast Strips – Boneless Skinless with Rib Meat Smoke Flavor and Caramel Color Added

  • 22-ounce bag Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips – Boneless, Skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned Smoke Flavor

  • 12-ounce bag Tyson Fully Cooked Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast – Boneless skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned

  • 12-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Boneless, Skinless – Pulled Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat

  • 10-pound bag Jet’s Pizza – Fully Cooked, Fajita Seasoned, Boneless, Skinless – Diced Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked Diced Grilled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat

  • 39.93-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Seasoned, Grilled – Boneless, Skinless Chicken Strips CN for Fajitas

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, All Natural, Low Sodium Boneless, Skinless – Pulled Dark and White Chicken

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Low Sodium, Boneless, Skinless – Pulled White Chicken

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Low Sodium, Boneless, Skinless – Pulled Chicken Natural Proportion

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Low Sodium, All Natural – ½ " Diced Chicken Natural Proportion

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Low Sodium – ½ " Diced White Chicken

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Grilled, Boneless, Skinless – Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat, for Fajitas

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat

  • 8-pound bag Fully Cooked Grilled Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat

  • 10-pound bag Casey’s General Store – Fully Cooked, Grilled Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Wood Fired Seasoned, Dice, Grilled, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat, Smoke Flavor Added

  • 7.5-pound bag Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips – Boneless, Skinless with Rib Meat

  • 10-pound bag Marco’s Pizza Fully Cooked, Sliced Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat, Smoke Flavor Added

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Wood Fire Seasoned, Grilled Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat, Smoke Flavor Added

  • 12-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Boneless Skinless Pulled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat

  • 10.32-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, All Natural Low Sodium, Boneless, Skinless Pulled Dark and White Chicken

  • 10-pound bag Little Caesars Fully Cooked Chicken Wing Sections

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Char-Broiled Boneless Chicken Meat for Fajitas

  • 30-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Boneless, Skinless Dark Chicken Fajita Strips Smoke Flavor Added

  • 30-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Roasted, Grill Marked, All Natural Boneless, Skinless Chicken Leg Strips

  • 10-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Low Sodium, Boneless, Skinless Pulled Dark and White Chicken

  • 12-pound bag Tyson Fully Cooked, Boneless, Skinless Pulled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat

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