Frozen, cooked chicken sold to hotels and restaurants nationwide under the brand names Tip Top, Perdue, Gordon, West Creek, Sysco is being recalled for potential Listeria risk. The cooked chicken recall includes of 135,810 pounds of frozen, diced and mechanically separated poultry with a pack date of January 21, 2019. The recall is being issued in connection with an ongoing Listeria outbreak in Canada.
Establishments that receive these brands of chicken should check recall information carefully as Listeria can cause serious illness and death.
The problem was discovered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) which has been investigating an outbreak of listeriosis linked to cooked chicken that has sickened eight people between November 2017 and June 2019. Six people have been hospitalized.
A recall for Rosemount chicken has already issued.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection include fever, stiff neck, muscle aches, headache, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by diarrhea and abdominal cramps. For pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or infections of the newborns that can be life-threatening.
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