Chicken recall over listeria concerns hits some NY stores

Chickens eat from a row of feed bins at C&A Farms in Fairmont North Carolina

Chickens eat from a row of feed bins at C&A Farms in Fairmont North Carolina

Chicken products have been recalled at more than 50 grocery store chains across the US for possible listeria contamination. It includes chicken salad, pasta, spring rolls, wraps and other products.

The products were also sold at Kroger, Aldi and Food Lion stores.

The frozen cooked, diced or shredded, RTE chicken products were produced between January 21 and September 24.

The company issued the recall on September 28, and expanded it Tuesday "to alert consumers that the recalled ready-to-eat poultry products were used in additional products", the USDA said. Tip Top expanded the dates and the scope of the recall out of an abundance of caution.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has said the products subject to recall bear establishment number "Est".

Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an infection that can cause fever, muscle aches, headaches and gastrointestinal issues, or in more serious cases, should the infection spread to the nervous system, cause loss of balance, confusion and even convulsions. They were shipped to stores nationwide in the United States and Canada.

A full list of locations can be found here and a list of affected products can be seen here.

A spokesperson for the USDA confirmed that those major retailers are in fact selling products possibly contaminated with listeria, based on the list of labeled products affected by the bacteria. Pregnant women, newborns, older adults and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk when infected with the illness.

Consumers who have purchased these products should throw away the food or return it to where they bought it. The infection is treated with antibiotics.

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