7 prisoners in Tenn. sick with Salmonella from Tyson chicken; compare response with Foster Farms

A link between mechanically separated chicken products from Tyson Foods and an illness cluster in a Tennessee correctional facility was established between seven case-patients at the facility, with two resulting in hospitalization.

Illness onset dates range from Nov. 29, 2013 to Dec. 5, 2013. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service continues to work with the Tennessee FunkyChickenHiDepartment of Helath on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available.    

Tyson Foods, Inc. a Sedalia, Mo., establishment, is recalling approximately 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg strain.

The mechanically separated chicken products were produced on Oct. 11, 2013. The following products are subject to recall:

40-lb. cases, containing four, 10-lb. chubs of “Tyson Mechanically Separated Chicken.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 2843SDL1412 – 18. These products were shipped for institutional use only, nationwide. The product is not available for consumer purchase in retail stores.