Lipari Foods has issued a recall for several of its chicken products. The recall affects products distributed nationwide and is effective immediately. If you’ve purchased products from Lipari or their manufacturer, Tip Top Foods, then you should read on. Your chicken may have been contaminated with a dangerous bacterial strain.
What Is the Reason for the Recall?
The products recalled by Lipari Foods may have been contaminated with listeria. At the time of this writing, no infections have been reported as a result of this exposure. However, parent company Tip Top Foods has still decided to go ahead with a voluntary recall.
Listeria is a bacterial strain that can cause severe infections in pregnant women, children, the infirm, and the elderly. Even healthy adults can contract listeria infections and have a rough time. In some people, listeria can be lethal.
What Products Have Been Recalled?
According to Lipari’s press release, a number of chicken products have been recalled. The affected products include Lipari Old Tyme Bulk Chicken Salad, Fresh Grab Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwiches, Premo Signature Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad on Croissant, Lipari Old Tyme Bulk Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad, and Premo Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwiches.
Where Are These Products Sold?
The products affected by the recall were sold at grocery stores and other retailers at various states in the US. States where the products were distributed include Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. If you don’t live in any of the states under the recall, however, your food should be safe to consume as normal.
If you’ve purchased any of the products named in the recall, make sure you don’t ingest them. Instead, take the products back to the retailer where you purchased them with your receipt and ask for a refund in compliance with the recall.
If you have consumed any of these prepared chicken products from Lipari Foods, make an appointment with your physician to see if you’ve contracted a listeria infection. If you have any further questions about the recall, check the official FDA statement regarding the recalled products.