Tip Top Poultry expands recall of ready-to-eat poultry products
Tip Top Poultry, Inc. is expanding a previous recall of ready-to-eat poultry products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Nov. 18.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, Chief, Public Health Division, DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
There were no commissary related products in the initial recall; however, the expanded recall included the following product which is carried by commissaries:
- Essenhaus Amish Country Kitchen Chicken Base, 8 ounces: UPC 13951 77900 with establishment number “Est. P-19339” inside the USDA mark of inspection
Listeria monocytogenes may cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy adults may only suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infections may also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The illness caused by these bacteria can take up to 70 days to appear.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall should be directed to Tip Top Poultry at (800) 241-5230.