February 26, 2020

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreak of 2014: #8

A Salmonella outbreak linked to mechanically separated chicken produced by Tyson was the eighth-largest multistate outbreak of 2014. Nine inmates at the Bradley County Jail became sick after the poultry product was served as part of a meal over Thanksgiving weekend 2013. Two of them were hospitalized

SalmonellaMechanical separation forms a kind of meat paste that is used to make hot dogs, bologna, nuggets, and patties. Salmonella poisoning causes abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that can be bloody. Long-term complications include heart problems and reactive arthritis, which affects the eyes and joints.

Tyson Foods Inc. of Sedalia, Mo. recalled the product January 10. About 34,000 pounds of the product, produced on Oct. 11, 2013 and sold in 40-lb. cases, containing four, 10-lb. chubs, were recalled.  The recalled products have the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 2843SDL1412 – 18.

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