(WPRI) ─ Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled more than 8 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Last month, FSIS was notified that two people had become ill after eating pre-cooked Tyson chicken products.
An investigation into the illnesses, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uncovered three hospitalizations and one death between April 6 and June 5. To date, no one in Rhode Island has fallen ill in connection with this recall.
The frozen, fully-cooked chicken products, which include chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wing sections and fully-cooked pizza with chicken, were made between December 26, 2020 through April 13, 2021.
Products were sold under many brands including Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza and Little Caesars and bear the establishment number “EST. P-7089” on the bag.
The items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations.
Anyone who purchased one of the recalled products is urged not to eat it and to either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.