Tip Top Poultry's recall of ready-to-eat poultry products due to possible listeria contamination has been expanded, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The recall was expanded Tuesday, October 8, to include more products. Some of the retailers include Food Lion, Aldi, Giant Supermarket, and Jersey Mike's.
The products involved have a produce by date from January 21 through September 24.
Tip Top first issued a recall September 28, but expanded it when they discovered the initial products included in the recall had been used in other products.
This recall has now been extended to products that contained the possibly contaminated chicken including pre-made chicken sandwiches, wraps and salads. "P-17453" inside the USDA mark of inspection. A full list of products affected can be found on the Food Safety and Inspection Service website.
Tip Top shipped the products to various retailers nationwide, including some in NY.
According to the USDA, "there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products", but health officials suggest consumers throw out or return any products affected by the recall, which include the item codes between 10000-19999 and 70000-79999.
An outbreak of listeria in the US lasted from November 2016 to September 2019 and affected 10 people in five states, according to the CDC. It can develop into a serious infection, especially among older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. A listeria infection may result in brain or bloodstream infection and can be treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.