CDC declares deadly Listeria outbreak associated with chicken is over


Food Safety News by Marker Clark

September 10, 2021


In July the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) began collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.


Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback data showed that frozen, fully cooked chicken products supplied by Tyson Foods Inc. made people sick.


As of Sept. 10, the CDC is declaring this outbreak is over.


Three people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from two states – Delaware and Texas. Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 6, 2021, to June 5, 2021.


Sick people ranged in age from 60 to 95 years, with a median age of 89, and two of them were male. All three people were hospitalized, and one death was reported from Texas...