33,000+ pounds of Tyson Chicken Recalled for Salmonella

Posted on January 15, 2014 by

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  • As of January 13, 2014, a total of 9 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg have been reported from Tennessee.
    • Two (22%) of 9 ill persons have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.
    • All of the ill persons were incarcerated at a single correctional facility located in Tennessee.
  • Epidemiologic and traceback investigations conducted by Tennessee and federal officials indicate that consumption of Tyson brand mechanically separated chicken is the likely source of the outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections at the Tennessee correctional facility.
  • On January 10, 2014, Tyson Foods, Inc. recalled approximated 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg.
    • Institutions that purchased recalled chicken products should not serve them.
    • The recalled products were not available for consumer purchase in retail stores.

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Tyson Foods, Inc.  is recalling approximately 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg strain.  

The mechanically separated chicken products were produced on Oct. 11, 2013. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 40-lb. cases, containing four, 10-lb. chubs of “TYSON MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 2843SDL1412 – 18. These products were shipped for institutional use only, nationwide. The product is not available for consumer purchase in retail stores.

 Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Tyson Foods’ consumer relations department at 866-886-8456. Media with questions should contact Worth Sparkman, Tyson Foods’ public relations manager, at 479-290-6358.

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