Listeria Outbreak Linked to Fully Cooked Chicken

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Posted September 10, 2021

This outbreak is over. Stay up to date on food recalls and outbreaks to avoid getting sick from eating contaminated food.

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 3
  • Hospitalizations: 3
  • Deaths: 1
  • States: 2
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Closed
Precooked chicken

Recalled Food

Frozen, fully cooked chicken products supplied by Tyson Foods Inc.

Additional products made with Tyson Foods Inc. chicken were also recalled.

  • Products include chicken strips, pulled chicken, diced chicken, chicken wing sections, fully cooked pizza with chicken, chicken salad sandwiches, chicken wraps, and salads with chicken.
  • Brands include Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, Little Caesars, and Circle K.
  • See recall notices on USDA-FSISexternal icon and FDAexternal icon websites for product names and labels.

These products were recalled in July 2021 and should no longer be available for sale. However, they can be kept frozen for a long time and may still be in your freezer.

What You Should Do

Check your freezer for recalled products. If you have any left:

  • Do not eat the recalled products. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms after eating recalled products.
    • If you are pregnant: Fever and muscle aches. Your illness may be mild, but Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
    • If you are not pregnant: Headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.

Stay healthy and prevent Listeria:

  • Find out if you are at higher risk for getting sick with
  • Learn which foods are more likely to contain Listeria, and take steps to prevent getting sick.
  • Stay up to date on food recalls and outbreaks to avoid getting sick from eating contaminated food.
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