EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chicken sold in grocery stores and restaurants around the country has been recalled for possible listeria contamination. Several local stores in New Jersey have been affected by the recall. (This story was originally reported by Corey Williams of myrecipes.com)
The products among those recalled include the following:
- Chopped Salad with Chicken (Trader Joe's)
- Chicken Pesto Wrap (Trader Joe's)
- White Meat Chicken Salad (Trader Joe's)
- Archer Farms Tarragon Chicken Salad (Target)
- Archer Farms Caesar Salad (Target)
- 3 Cheese Chicken Meal and other shredded chicken products (Nutrisystem)
- Myers Chicken Croquettes (Dollar Tree)
- Member's Mark shredded chicken products (Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, some products available through Amazon)
- Deli Express chicken products (Aldi)
Tip Top Poultry Inc., of Rockmart, Georgia, issued the recall last month for frozen, cooked, diced, or shredded chicken. The chicken—which was sold under various brand names at Aldi and many other businesses nationwide—was positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes after being tested in Canada, according to The US Department of Agriculture. Find an updated list of affected products here.
Food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a disease that can cause symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal symptoms, according to the USDA.
The recall was expanded Tuesday, October 8, to include more products.
While there have been no confirmed reports of any illnesses related to the recalled products, it’s important to check your chicken and immediately throw out anything that might be affected.