Chicken processed by Tyson Foods that was subjected to a recall has been used in additional products, according to a notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
FSIS and Tyson Foods announced on July 3 that products produced at Tyson’s facility in Dexter, Missouri, were recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was expanded on July 8, with nearly 9 million pounds of chicken product being recalled.
On July 13, FSIS announced that some chicken produced at the Dexter facility was used in addition products produced by other establishments and retailers.
The new products being recalled include:
- Circle K Buffalo Style Chicken Club Wrap, 9.8 ounce packages, Est. P-45710, best by dates of July 3, 2021 through July 9, 2021
- Circle K Caesar Salad with Chicken Breast, 6.7 ounce packages, Est. P-45710, best by dates of June 27, 2021 through July 3, 2021
- Circle K Country Style Chef Salad with Ham and Chicken Breast, 7.5 ounce packages, Est. 45710, best by dates of June 27, 2021 through July 3, 2021.
FSIS advised that consumers that it will provide updates should additional products be added to the recall.
In its initial notice of the recall, FSIS stated that it was informed on June 9 that two people had become ill with listeriosis, and in cooperation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health partners, it found evidence linking the illnesses to precooked chicken products produced at Tyson Foods’ plant in Dexter. The epidemiologic investigation identified three listeriosis illnesses, including one death, between April 6, 2021 and June 5, 2021.
Scott Brooks, senior vice president, food safety and quality assurance, Tyson Foods, said the company voluntarily implemented the recall “out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with our commitment to safety.”