Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Listeria: recalls of chicken products continue

4 October, 2019

Canada:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) continues to update its list of companies that issued recalls over concerns of contaminated meat due to Listeria monocytogenes. 
Tip Top Poultry
, based in Marietta, Georgia, recalled an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products produced at its Rockmart, Georgia, plant suspected of being adulterated.
CFIA also recalled frozen chicken products from Scarborough, Ontario-based DD Poultry. Its Glacial Treasure brand was removed due to possible Listeria contamination.
Reuven International is recalling Reuven International Ltd brand Natural Proportion Cooked Chicken Meat (Diced) and Sysco brand Natural Proportions Cooked Shredded Chicken from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 
Lipari Foods has recalled  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, all for potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
Longo’s is recalling chicken gyros wrap sandwiches from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the chicken used to make these products.
USA:
Coborn's, Inc. is recalling select chicken salad products, which may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product recall has been initiated due to the supplier of the ready-to-eat chicken, Tip Top Poultry recalling all their chicken materials.
Northern Tier Bakery LLC of Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling Chicken Salad Sandwiches. The voluntary recall was immediately initiated after the chicken supplier, Tip Top Poultry, informed Northern Tier Bakery of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Mrs. Stratton's is issuing a voluntary recall of various chicken and tuna salad products. The action is in response to a recall initiated by the chicken supplier, Tip Top Poultry, Inc.


Canada: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it is investigating an outbreak of human illness linked to Listeria-contaminated chicken products. The PHAC says the outbreak of Listeria infections is likely linked to Rosemount brand cooked and diced chicken products. The agency says there have been seven confirmed cases of Listeria illness in three provinces; one in British Columbia, one in Manitoba and five in Ontario. Six people have been hospitalized.
USA: as for Aug 23, 24 people infected with the outbreak strain. Of 23 ill people with information available, 22 hospitalizations and two deaths have been reported.