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The chicken breeding company Tip Top Poultry is reminiscent of meat from shops over Listeria fear

At the end of September, Tip Top Poultry, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of all "cooked, hot boneless poultry meat" due to possible Listeria contamination. On Tuesday, Tip Top expanded it to include additional products and retailers.
Stores concerned include Kroger, ALDI, Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly.

The original recall included an indefinite amount of ready-to-eat poultry products including frozen boiled, diced or shredded chicken distributed by brands including Butterball, Perdue and Sysco.

The recall includes all products produced at their Rockmart, Georgia facility between January 22, 201

9 and September 24, 2019.

Tip Top Poultry announced in a statement that it would shut down its poultry cooking line until the source of contamination was identified and eliminated .

"As a family business, we take food safety seriously because it is so critical to our own families and friends health and safety beyond anyone who consumes our products," said owner Brad Respess in the statement.

Symptoms to watch

Consuming food contaminated with Listeria can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that mainly affects pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems, newborns and older adults. A listeria infection can lead to infection of the brain or bloodstream and can be treated with antibiotics.
Symptoms of the infection include fever and diarrhea, muscle pain and headache. If you think you may have consumed contaminated chicken, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that you see a doctor and warn them of any symptoms you may be experiencing.
U.S. The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a full list of potential affected retailers in their updated recall warning. Their news release calls on all consumers or institutions that own these products not to consume or serve them.

Any chicken product falling under the recall shall be discarded or returned to the place where it was purchased.

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