Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 34,000 Pounds Of Chicken Product

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Chicken parts wait for transportation to the freezers of the Mississippi Food Network in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 21 2012. Tyson Foods Inc., announced their participation in a pilot program with the National Urban League targeting hunger in Mississippi following the announcement in Jackson, Miss. The program is designed to reduce hunger in Mississippi, one of the poorest states in the nation. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Chicken parts wait for transportation to the freezers of the Mississippi Food Network in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, June 21 2012. Tyson Foods Inc., announced their participation in a pilot program with the National Urban League targeting hunger in Mississippi following the announcement in Jackson, Miss. The program is designed to reduce hunger in Mississippi, one of the poorest states in the nation. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a news release the product was not sold in retail stores. It was produced on Oct. 11 and shipped nationwide for institutional use.

The chicken has been linked to illnesses in a Tennessee correctional facility, where seven people got sick and two were hospitalized.

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.

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