Tyson recalls 8,000,000 pounds of chicken products following the death of a person with listeria

Tyson Foods had one of the biggest recalls in five years. They pulled 8,492,832 pounds of ready to eat chicken products from restaurants, grocers and hospitals.

Tyson recalls 8,000,000 pounds of chicken products following the death of a person with listeria

A USDA, CDC, and state agency investigation found that the chicken was linked to three listeria diseases in Texas & Delaware. One of the three victims died.

The USDA recall alert stated that two chicken samples were taken from two restaurants during routine sample collection. These chicken samples are genetically related to Listeria monocytogenes. One of the samples was taken at Tyson Foods Inc. FSIS continues to collaborate with state and federal public health partners to determine whether there are any additional illnesses related to these products.

Listeria kills approximately 260 people each year according to the CDC. Senior citizens, pregnant women and children under five are particularly vulnerable. Listeria can cause nausea, diarrhea and severe headaches. It can also lead to poor balance, stiffness, confusion, stiffness, stiffness, and stomachaches. Listeria can also cause stillbirths and miscarriage.

The three-page PDF of recalled foods , which includes Tyson brand food, also contains chicken products from restaurants Little Caesars Pizza and Marco's Pizza.

Return any recalled food to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Tyson Foods can be reached at 855-382-3101 if you have any questions regarding this recall.

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