Tip Top Poultry, Inc. recalls ready-to-eat poultry products due to possible Listeria contamination
Tip Top Poultry, Inc, of Rockmart, Georgia is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat poultry products that may contain Listeria.
The frozen cooked, diced or shredded, chicken products were produced between January 21, 2019, and September 24, 2019. The products subject to recall can be found in this spreadsheet.
The chicken was sold at a wide variety of retailers, such as Aldi, Costco, Bi-Lo, Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly.
The products being recalled have the establishment number “Est. P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions nationwide in the United States and Canada. The product codes range from 10000 to 19999 and 70000 to 79999.
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.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
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.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional and consumers’ refrigerators and freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them and institutions that have purchased these products are urged not to serve them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.