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article imageTyson Foods recalls almost 34,000 pounds of chicken product

By Andrew Ellis     Jan 13, 2014 in Food
Little Rock - Tyson Foods is recalling almost 34,000 pounds of its mechanically separated chicken products, because it's possible they contain a strain of salmonella.
The Huffington Post reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a statement on Friday saying the products being recalled aren't sold in retail stores. The products were produced on Oct. 11, and meant for "institutional use." reports that seven inmates in a Tennessee correctional facility have gotten sick from eating the product, and two have been sent to the hospital.
The salmonella strain can cause salmonellosis, which is one of the most common threads of bacterial illnesses that can come from food, according to Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 17 to 72 hours after consuming the infected food.
The Huffington Post says that the illness usually lasts four to seven days, and that people can recover without any treatment.
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