Justin Bullock, FISM News
Tyson Food Inc. has recalled almost 8.5 million pounds of ready to eat, pre-cooked chicken products due to fears of a possible Listeria contamination. The meat processing company told the press, “While there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution.”
This comes after the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered two cases of listeriosis ostensibly linked to the precooked Tyson chicken. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) then suggested the recall to Tyson through the FSIS. As a result Tyson is recalling all the products in the FSIS’s list produced from December 26, 2020 to April 13, 2021. The products that are being recalled are listed here.
The recall also comes as meat prices have significantly risen across the country. Beef and pork have been the industries most impacted by nation-wide shortages, but with this recall, chicken could see a rise in costs as well.