Products from Tip Top Poultry could be contaminated by listeria.

A recall on ready-to-eat chicken products has been expanded to include a number of grocery stores in Virginia and Maryland. The tainted products could have been sold at area Food Lion, Harris Teeter, WEIS, Giant, ALDI, Redners Warehouse Market, Kroger, and Ruler stores. Listeria is a bacteria that can cause serious gastrointestinal symptoms. The affected chicken was produced between January 21 and September 24, 2019, and could be in a variety of chicken products.

Products named in the recall include:

  • Knott’s Chicken Salad Spread and Buffalo Chicken Dip varieties
  • Alpineaire Chicken varieties
  • Don’s Salads Don’s Sandwich Spread Chicken Salad
  • Don’s Salads Chicken Salad varieties
  • Duke Chicken Salad made with White Meat Chicken
  • Five Points Deli Famous Chicken Salad
  • Clean Eatz Chicken varieties
  • Spring Glen Fresh Foods Chicken Salad
  • Myer’s Chicken Coquettes
  • Nutrisystem Three Cheese Chicken
  • Premo Wedge Chicken Salad On Wheat Lipari
  • Private Selection Chicken Gyro Triangles
  • Great Value Butter Chicken Spring Rolls
  • Backpacker’s Pantry Chicken varieties
  • St. Clair Shredded Chicken Salad varieties
  • Country Maid, Inc. White Meat Chicken Salad

Check the USDA website for a full list of products and their corresponding product codes.

The recall was issued after Tip Top Poultry notified officials that several samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes in Canada. United States Food Safety and Inspection Services is warning institutions and consumers to check their freezers and discard any products included in the recall or return them to the place of purchase.

Sample of a label of affected chicken recall products

There have been no cases of illness reported. Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, a serious gastrointestinal infection. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, confusion, and convulsions. The infection can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature delivery in pregnant women. If you feel sick, visit a healthcare provider for treatment with antibiotics.

For questions about the recall or other food safety concerns, visit the FSIS website or call 888-674-6854.