Chicken products recalled nationwide for listeria concerns
(WENY) – Chicken sold at dozens of grocery stores and restaurants across the United States has been recalled for possible listeria contamination.
Georgia-based Tip Top Poultry Inc. issued the recall in September, but that recall was expanded Thursday.
Items affected by the recall were made from January 21 through September 24. They include ready-to-eat sandwiches, chicken salad and chicken pot pie.
Locally, the products were sold at Aldi and Weis Markets in both New York State and Pennsylvania.
According to the USDA, multiple samples of the products tested positive for the presence of the listeria bacteria. There have been no confirmed reports of any illnesses.
Symptoms of listeria include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can be fatal in young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. It can also lead to stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
A complete list of recalled items can be found here.