Tyson recalls ready-to-eat chicken products due to possible Listeria contamination

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In a case of unfortunate timing ahead of Fourth of July cookouts, Tyson Foods is announcing a voluntary recall.

The company says the recall involves approximately 8.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria.

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Tyson has been working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the recall, though there was no conclusive evidence the products were contaminated at the time of shipment.

“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, for Tyson Foods. “We are taking this precautionary step out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with our commitment to safety.” 

The frozen, fully cooked chicken products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021.

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