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Chicken recall: Salads, sandwiches may have Listeria contamination

Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of chicken products due to to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

DETROIT – Lipari Foods has issued a voluntary recall of bulk chicken salads and sandwiches due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products include:

  • Lipari Old Tyme Bulk Chicken Salad
  • Lipari Old Tyme Bulk Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad
  • Premo Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwiches
  • Fresh Grab Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwiches
  • Premo Signature Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad on Croissant

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The affected product can be identified by:

Statement from Lipari:

This recall was brought to our attention by The Suter Company whose poultry supplier Tip Top Poultry has issued a voluntary recall of an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Select dates of both Bulk Chicken Salad and Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad are being recalled at this time. Both recalled items were used by JLM Manufacturing to produce select dates of Wedge and Signature sandwiches, which are also being recalled at this time. No illnesses have been reported to date in relation to these products or recall.

Lipari Foods began shipping this product on August 25, 2019.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.


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