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Chicken recalled at TN grocery stores

STATE NEWS | Last Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Tip Tip Poultry from Rockmart, Georgia recalled several ready-to-eat poultry products in grocery stores across the U.S. including seven Tennessee retailers: United Grocery Outlet, ALDI, Dollar General, Food Lion, Kroger, Save-a-Lot, and Walmart. For a complete list, click here.

According to the USDA, the company recalled the items due to potential listeria contamination. Listeria is a harmful germ that causes fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal pain. It can be especially dangerous in older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.

Though most of the products should already be pulled from retailers shelves, consumers should check their personal pantries for frozen cooked, diced, or shredded chicken products that were produced between January 21 and September 24 with product codes from 10000 to 19999 and 70000 to 79999 from Butterball, GFS, Tip Top, Clean Eatz Cafe, Delizous Farm, Perdue, Sysco, West Creek, R.W. Zant Co., and H. Walker Foods. For a complete product list, click here.

For more information, visit the USDA recall site by clicking here. Consumers should immediately throw away the suspect product or return it to the store where it was purchased. Consumers can also call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST,  Monday through Friday. •

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