MOH issues Tyson product recall and consumer warning

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MOH issues Tyson product recall and consumer warning

The Ministry of Health has issued an advisory to the public that “Tyson® Fully Cooked Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast, Boneless Skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned” has been recalled by Tyson Foods Inc. The recall has been issued due to possible Listeria (bacteria) contamination.

The Product Sizes Product Codes Date Code includes:

Tyson® Fully Cooked Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast – Boneless Skinless with Rib Meat, Seasoned 22-oz bag 10130906910 0071DXT10, 0351DXT10, 0361DXT10, 0451DXT10, 0511DXT10, 0571DXT10, 0701DXT10, 0781DXT10, 0861DXT10, 0911DXT10, 0931DXT10, 0981DXT10

Consumers should refrain from purchasing ,consuming and handling of this product. Any product already purchased should be returned to the place of purchase or to the distributor.

Members of the public may also contact the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division at 623-5242 or email [email protected] for additional information.

Consumers have also been advised to clean and sanitize refrigerators, containers, and surfaces that may have come into contact with the recalled products. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and food contact surfaces.

Listeria can cause serious illness. The milder form of the disease is known as Non-invasive Listeriosis and the more severe form, Invasive Listeriosis. The World Health Organization reports that “Pregnant women are about 20 times more likely to contract Listeriosis than other healthy adults. It can result in miscarriage or stillbirth. Newborns may also have low birth weight, septicaemia and meningitis.”

Non-invasive Listeriosis can affect normally healthy people. The symptoms include diarrhoea, fever, headache and muscle pain.

Invasive Listeriosis affects high risk groups including: pregnant women; people living with AIDS; and organ transplant patients. Symptoms of Invasive Listeriosis include: fever, muscle pain, septicemia and meningitis.
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have any of these symptoms after eating the recalled product.

The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor this matter and advise the population as required.