WASHINGTON – LSG Sky Chefs, a leading provider of airline catering, train catering and hospitality services, issued a voluntary recall of its chicken salad sandwich because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The chicken used in the affected products are subject to a national recall issued by Tyson Foods.
LSG Sky Chefs has received no reports of illnesses associated with the sandwiches. However, customers who purchased the 5.9 oz Chicken Salad Sandwich at Circle K stores between June 1 and July 5 are asked to dispose of the product or return it to Circle K for a full refund. Consumers should also look for a “best buy” date of June 7, 2021, through July 9, 2021. The products are packaged with Circle K branding and features the UPC code: 815138013996.
LSG Sky Chefs, which is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group, produces the item for Circle K stores in the Phoenix, Arizona and Southern California areas, FDA said. Circle K has pulled all affected product produced by LSG Sky Chefs from their stores, and no other products or retailers are involved in recall.
On July 3, Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods launched a recall of approximately 8.5 million lbs of ready-to-eat chicken products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected products were manufactured at the company’s Dexter, Mo., plant between Dec. 26, 2020, and April 13, 2021.
On July 8, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture updated the Tyson Foods recall to reflect additional date codes and an increase in product poundage to approximately 8,955,296 lbs from approximately 8,492,832 lbs. The recalled product names and product codes remain the same.
FSIS said that while the product was distributed to schools, it resulted from a commercial sale and was not part of food provided by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program.