More brands pull chicken salad from shelves; deli-style sandwiches added to recall
Reach of ingredient supplier’s recall is expanding
Tip Top Poultry’s recall of ready-to-eat chicken for possible listeria has spread to more brands of chicken salad and packaged sandwiches, some sold at Walmart and Target.
The Rockport, Ga., company recalled the chicken produced between Jan. 21 and Sept. 24.
E.A. Sween Company says Tip Top provides ingredients to two of its suppliers, leading to a recall of packaged sandwiches with chicken, tuna or egg salad; and ham, turkey and cheese.
The products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes could have been sold nationwide and in Guam through convenience and grocery stores.
Coborn’s Inc. recalled some chicken salad products sold at Coborn’s and Cash Wise Stores in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; and at Marketplace Foods stores in western Wisconsin. The products included the chicken salad in sandwiches and pasta, plus different varieties of chicken salad sold by the pound and in containers in the deli.
No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall announcements. These recalls expand on one by Lipari Foods a day earlier.
What to do about E.A. Sween products
“E.A. Sween is taking this action out of caution for the safety of our consumers,” the company’s notice says.
People may return the products to the store for a refund. Customers with questions about E.A. Sween products may call its customer service hotline at 800-328-8184 and select #6 for information and refund instructions. If you ate one of the products, select #5 when you call from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT on weekdays.
For a complete list of recalled E.A. Sween products, with lot codes and more photos, go the company’s announcement.
What to do about Coborn’s products
Coborn’s stores pulled all products possibly affected “in an abundance of caution,” its notice says.
People with the chicken salad should throw it out or return it to the store for a refund. Anyone with questions may call 844-414-7467 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. You can find its list of recalled products with UPC codes in its announcement.