Tyson Chicken Salmonella Recall

Salmonella Causes Tyson to Recall
33,848 Pounds of Chicken


In December 2013, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service linked Tyson’s mechanically separated chicken products with a Salmonella-based illness cluster in a Tennessee correctional facility. This resulted in 33,848 pounds of chicken products being recalled in January 2014 due to potential contamination (USDA Class I Recall)



A USDA Class I recall indicates that “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”



Seven people were sickened by the bacteria between Nov. 29, 2013, and Dec. 5, 2013. Two of them required hospitalization.



Read the full USDA news release here.



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