Tyson Foods updates recall to 8.9 million pounds of frozen chicken

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UPDATE: Details of this recall were updated to reflect additional date codes and an increase in product poundage from approximately 8,492,832 pounds to approximately 8,955,296 pounds.  

The recalled product names and product codes remain the same.

While the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Tyson Foods announced Saturday that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken.

The affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between December 26 of 2020 and April 13 of 2021 and distributed to foodservice and retail customers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. They are being recalled as a precaution due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes, a harmful bacteria.  

“We’re committed to providing safe, healthy food that people rely on every day,” said Scott Brooks, senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance, Tyson Foods. “We are taking this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with our commitment to safety.”

The recall includes Tyson® branded frozen, fully cooked products as well as private label products made for customers.

The products were reportedly sold to foodservice and retail customers and distributed nationwide. Each package of the affected retail products has the establishment code P-7089.

Images of the recalled products’ packaging can be found here.

These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations.        

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