As heard on WGNS, Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. After hearing a statement like that, some panicked and called the radio station to inquire further... What many listeners may have missed is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed in a release that the product was not sold in retail stores. It was produced on Oct. 11 and shipped nationwide for institutional use only. The chicken has been linked to illnesses in a Tennessee correctional facility, where seven people got sick and two were hospitalized.
What Happens When You Have Salmonella Poisoning?
Food containing Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment.