Our lawyers are actively investigating the Tyson Chicken Salmonella outbreak. Recalled Tyson mechanically separated chicken has been implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg.
This product was sold nationwide for institutional use. This means it could have been served (in the form of chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, or chicken patties) at school cafeterias, prisons, jails, restaurants, and other venues. It was not sold in grocery stores (most likely because no one would buy it).
To date, the CDC is reporting 9 confirmed outbreak cases in 9 inmates at the Bradley County Jail in Cleveland, TN.
There are likely additional outbreak cases in at least 12 other states, according to the CDC. Our law firm has been contacted by possible outbreak victims outside of Tennessee and will keep readers posted on developments. It is important for all people sickened in this outbreak to get compensation.
This Tyson chicken outbreak has put at least 2 people in the hospital, according to the CDC. Given our contacts, we expect the number of people hospitalized is higher.
In response to this outbreak, on January 10, Tyson issued a recall of 33,840 pounds of mechanized chicken produced on Oct. 11, 2013 and sold in 40-lb. cases, containing four, 10-lb. chubs. The recalled products bear the establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 2843SDL1412 – 18.