Following the Aug. 15 recall by Tyson Foods for chicken patties that may be contaminated with foreign materials, Tip Top Poultry has issued a recall for about 135,810 pounds of cooked poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria.

The affected frozen and diced chicken products were produced on Jan. 21, 2019, and have PACK DATE 01/21/19 located on the label. The recalled chicken also has an establishment number of P-17453 inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the case.

The contaminated chicken was shipped to hotels, restaurants, and institutions nationwide.

A full list of the recalled chicken products can be found here.

Institutions are urged to check their freezers for the recalled chicken products. They should not be served. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Questions about the recalled chicken can be directed to Terry Bruce, senior vice president, operational quality at Tip Top Poultry at 770-973-8070.

Listeria can cause serious infection in older adults, those with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborn babies. Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. In some case, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms are present.

In pregnant women, Listeria infections can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of a newborn. Those that display symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment from their healthcare provider.

Tip Top Poultry discovered the issue when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that a sample from the company tested positive for Listeria. An investigation is ongoing into the link between diced chicken products and Listeria.

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