Tyson Recalls Mechanically Separated Chicken14 January 2014
US - US poultry processing giant Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling 33,840 pounds of uncooked mechanically separated chicken in 10-pound chubs sold for institutional use only.
The product was produced exclusively for and distributed to a small number of institutional customers. It is not available to the general public and is not sold in stores or restaurants.
A sample of the product analysed by the Tennessee Department of Health was found to contain Salmonella Heidelberg.
Seven confirmed illnesses that occurred in early December are potentially linked to the product.
According to USDA, some people who consumed entrees prepared with the product at a correctional facility became ill.
Approximately 846 cases of the product were produced on 11 October 2013.
Tyson Foods shipped the affected product to institutional customers with distribution centres in the following states: California, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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