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KSDK – Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 30,000 pounds of chicken products, claiming they might be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg strain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday.

The products were produced on Oct. 11. The recall encompasses 40 pound cases containing four, 10 pound chubs of Tyson Mechanically Separated Chicken that bear the establishment number P-13556 inside the USDA mark of inspection with case code 284SDL1412-18.

The meat was shipped for institutional use only, and is not available for consumer purchase.

The FSIS was told about a cluster of Salmonella Heidelberg cases on Dec. 12 at a Tennessee correction facility. It was able to link the disease to the chicken.

Tyson Foods is based in Sedalia, Mo.

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