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A total of nine patients in Tennessee were found to have suffered from Salmonella Heidelberg infections after consuming Tyson Foods mechanically separated chicken in January, according to the final outbreak report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All nine of the patients were inmates at a single correctional facility at the time of the outbreak. Two were hospitalized due to their infections. Due to the outbreak, on Jan. 10, 2014, Tyson Foods recalled 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken designated for institutional use. The recalled products weren’t available for purchase at any retail stores. CDC’s National Antimicrobial
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Tyson Foods is recalling 33,840 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The products are being recalled after being connected to Salmonella illnesses at a Tennessee correctional facility where the chicken was served. Seven patients have been identified with Salmonella infection, including two who have required hospitalization. The chicken was produced on Oct. 11, 2013, and packaged in 40-pound cases containing four 10-pound chubs of “TYSON MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN.” The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark
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