Tyson Foods recalls nearly 34,000 pounds of chicken
Tyson Foods has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 pounds of chicken on fears of salmonella contamination.
The United State Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified of a Salmonella Heidelberg cluster of illnesses on December 12, 2013. Together with the Tennessee Department of Health, the FSIS discovered a link between mechanically separated chicken products from Tyson Foods, and an outbreak of illness in a Tennessee correctional facility. Seven people were sickened, and of those cases, two were hospitalized.
The mechanically separated chicken at the center of the recall was produced on October 11, and sold in 40-pound cases containing four 10-pound chubs. The products were not available for retail sale to restaurants or consumers, and were shipped for institutional use only, nationwide.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods' consumer relations department at 866-886-8456. More information is available on Tyson's website.