Tip Top Poultry Inc. of Rockmart, Ga. has again expanded its already massive recall of cooked poultry products potentially contaminated with Listeria to include even more items that were sold at grocery store delis. Consumers who have recently purchased salads or sandwiches containing chicken, turkey or tuna should check recall information carefully.
The expanded recall announcement comes in the wake of a lawsuit filed by the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman on behalf of a Nebraska man who was hospitalized with a Listeria infection after eating chicken salad purchased from a Sam’s Club store.
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Other stores that may have sold deli salads or sandwichs containing the recalled chicken include:
- Kroger Stores
- Trader Joe’s
- Food 4 Less
- Jay C
- Food Lion
- KJ Market
- Jersey Mike’s
- Piggly Wiggly
- WEIS Market
- Dan’s Supreme
- Caputo’s Fresh
- Harris Teeter
- Great Harvest Bread Co.
- Sam’s Club
- Piggly Wiggly
- Shuler Meats
- New York Butcher Shop,
- Marathon Bagel
- Louis Pappa’s
Three weeks ago, Tip Top expanded a recall to include all poultry it produced between January 21, 2019, and September 24, 2019. That expansion was triggered by findings by Canadian health officials who have been investigating a Listeria outbreak in that country linked to Rosemount brand cooked, diced chicken. During their investigation, Canadian health officials collected and tested samples of other cooked chicken products and found a number of them that were produced by Tip Top tested positive for Listeria.
Genetic tests on the Listeria strain cultured from Canadian outbreak patients showed that they were all sickened by the same strain meaning they were all exposed to the same contaminated food. Those tests also showed that the outbreak strain in Canada closely resembles the Listeria strain associated with an ongoing Listeria outbreak in the United States that has sickened 24 people all of whom were hospitalized and two of whom have died. In the U.S., health officials have not named companies and products they believe are the source of the outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided no new information on the outbreak since August.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection, called listeriosis, include high fever, severe headache, muscle aches, abdominal cramps, nausea and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
In addition to filing the first lawsuit in connection with this recall, the Listeria lawyers at Pritzker Hageman have secured the largest-ever settlement for a U.S. person sickened by Listeria. To contact them for a free consultation call 1 (888) 377-8900, send a text to 612-261-0856. Or, complete the form below.