Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns

Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns
Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns (Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration reported Lipari Foods issued a voluntary recall of Lipari Old Tyme Bulk Chicken Salad, Lipari Old Tyme Bulk Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad, Premo Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwiches, Fresh Grab Chicken Salad Wedge Sandwiches, and Premo Signature Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad on Croissant due to Listeria contamination concerns.

According to the FDA, there may be a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, which “is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

The FDA said, “Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”

According to the FDA, the products were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout the following states:

  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Lipari Foods began shipping the recalled products on August 25, 2019, according to the FDA.

The FDA said consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them.

Instead, the FDA directs consumers to throw the recalled products out or return them. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

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