Check your fridge and freezer if you recently purchased ready-to-eat chicken from major distributors like Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Kroger, and more. Potentially contaminated chicken products, which originated from Tip Top Poultry, Inc., were recently recalled due to listeria concerns.
The poultry company, based in Rockmart, Georgia, issued a nationwide recall in late September for frozen, cooked, diced, and shredded chicken products, all of which were sold under various brand names at stores like Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Target. The recall was updated last Tuesday, as they discovered that other products (including deli chicken salad) could possibly be contaminated as well.
In addition to Trader Joe’s, Aldi, and Kroger, other major supermarkets and retailers may have been affected as well, including Giant Supermarket, Kroger, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly, Kings Supermarket, and Jersey Mike’s (among others).
How do you know if you need to toss your chicken? Among the products recalled are Duke Chicken Salad, Clean Eatz Baja Pineapple Chicken, SpringGlen Fresh Foods Chunky White Meat Chicken Salad, Nutrisystem Three Cheese Chicken, Private Selection Butter Chicken Spring Rolls, and Trader Joe’s Chicken Pot Pie. But for a complete list of products and retailers, you should visit the USDA recall page. The recalled items were produced from January 21 through September 24, which means if you purchased chicken during this time, you should not eat it.