Ready to eat chicken recalled, including products shipped to Pa.
Tip Top Poultry,Inc, a Rockmart, Ga., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.
The frozen cooked, diced or shredded, RTE chicken products were produced between Jan. 21 and Sept. 24, 2019.
The products subject to recall have “Est. P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Weis, Giant, Redners Warehouse Market and Aldi stores in Pennsylvania. Products include Butterball Cooked Pulled Turkey and Perdue 1/2-inch Diced All White
Meat. A complete list can be found at https://bit.ly/2mqAWrc.
The problem was discovered when the firm notified FSIS that multiple samples of product produced by Tip Top Poultry Inc. confirmed positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes after being tested in Canada.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.
Consumers and media with questions regarding the recall can contact Garret Rutherford with Brand Apart, at (404) 220-9618.