Tip Top Poultry Inc. of Rockmart, Ga. has expanded its already massive recall of cooked chicken products potentially contaminated with Listeria to include even more items that were sold at grocery store deli counters. Consumers who have recently purchased chicken salad, turkey salad or tuna salad should check recall information carefully.

The expanded recall announcement comes on the heels of a lawsuit 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.

Other stores that may have sold deli salads or sandwichs containing the recalled chicken include:

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

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Three weeks ago, Tip Top issued a recall for all of the poultry it produced between January 21, 2019, and September 24, 2019. That recall 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 that was sold to cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes. During their investigation, Canadian health officials collected and tested other cooked chicken products and found a number of samples produced by Tip Top tested positive for Listeria.

Genetic tests on the Listeria strain cultured from patients sickened in Canada showed that they were all sickened by the same strain meaning they were all exposed to the same contaminated food. Genetic tests also show 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. However, 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 not updated its report on the outbreak since August.

Symptoms of an 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.