WASHINGTON – Rockmart, Georgia-based Tip Top Poultry Inc. recalled approximately 135,810 lbs. of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated by Listeria monocytogenes, according to the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The problem was discovered on Aug. 17, 2019, when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified FSIS that a sample of product produced by the company was positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
The frozen, diced and mechanically separated ready-to-eat chicken was produced on Jan. 21, 2019 and displayed “PACK DATE 01/21/19” on the labels.
FSIS released a spreadsheet of products subject to recall.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-17453” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the case. The items were shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutions nationwide.
The CFIA has been investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. There recall on Aug. 20 said cooked diced chicken was the likely source. The agency said it may result in recalls of additional products.