Here’s what you need to know about the recent chicken recall affecting products from several stores, including Trader Joe’s, Kroger, ALDI, and more.
A recall of ready-to-eat chicken products from Georgia-based Tip Top Poultry Inc. continues to widen. The move was initiated on September 28 after the detection of Listeria, the potentially deadly bacteria that is known to cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.
The affected items include frozen, diced, or shredded chicken products produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019.
Along with Tip Top, Perdue and Butterball are among the distributors of the recalled products which included several items sold at Kroger as well as Trader Joe’s including its Chicken Pot Pie, Pesto Chicken Wrap, and White Meat Chicken Salad.
An expansion of the recall, which was announced earlier this week, has extended to products sold at several additional retailers including ALDI, Food Lion, and Georgia outlets of sandwich chain Jersey Mike’s. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, this latest wave includes products sold at the deli counter.
The USDA has determined this to be a Class I recall due to “the reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” So far there have been no reported cases of illness related to the consumption of the contaminated products, the USDA reports.
New items continue to be added to the recall and you can find the full list of labels affected here.
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