Chicken salad that is part of a massive cooked poultry recall for potential Listeria contamination was sold by dozens of retailers including Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Sam’s Club. The recall includes pre-made sandwiches and containers of salad sold under a variety of brand names as well as chicken salad sold at deli counters.

On September 28, 2019, Tip Top Poultry Inc. of Rockmart, Ga. issued a recall for all of the cooked poultry products it produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019.  This recall triggered multiple secondary recalls affecting dozens of retailers including:

  • ALDI
  • Baker’s
  • Bi-Lo
  • Caputo’s Fresh
  • Cassel’s
  • Coburn’s
  • Dan’s Supreme
  • Dillons
  • Food Lion
  • Food 4 Less
  • Giant
  • Gerbes
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Harris Teeter
  • IGA
  • Jay C
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • KJ Market
  • Kings
  • Kroger Stores
  • Laspadas
  • Louis Pappa’s
  • Marathon Bagel
  • Marketplace
  • McCaffrey’s
  • New York Butcher Shop
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Redners
  • Ruler
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shuler Meats
  • Skippack
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • WEIS Market

Listeria lawyer closeup of chicken salad sandwich

Earlier this week, the first lawsuit in connection with the chicken salad recall was filed by the national food safety law firm Pritzker Hageman on behalf of a Nebraska man who was hospitalized with a serious Listeria infection after eating chicken salad his wife purchased from a Sam’s Club store.

Health officials in Canada and the U.S. have been investigating Listeria outbreaks for months. In Canada, health officials have linked the outbreak to cooked chicken products produced by Rosemount Foods. During their investigation, they collected and tested other cooked chicken products and found a number of samples produced by Tip Top tested positive for Listeria.

Genetic tests showed that Canadian patients were all sickened by the same Listeria strain and that closely resembles the Listeria strain associated with the ongoing Listeria outbreak in the United States which has sickened 24 people, killing two of them.  But, U.S. health officials have not named the company/companies or products responsible for the outbreak. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not updated its report on the outbreak since August.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection include high fever, severe headache, muscle stiffness, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

In addition to filing the first lawsuit in connection with this recall, Pritzker Hageman has secured the largest-ever settlement for a U.S. person sickened by Listeria. For a free consultation with our experienced Listeria Team call 1 (888) 377-8900, send a text to 612-261-0856. Or, complete the form below.