(Meredith) -- A food manufacturer has expanded its recall of various ready-to-eat chicken products due to possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.
Tip Top Poultry issued a recall on frozen, cooked, diced or shredded ready-to-eat chicken products on Sept. 28 after multiple samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The company expanded the recall this week to notify consumers that the recalled chicken was used in additional products, including pre-made chicken sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
Some of those products were served from the deli counter in grocery stores. They were sold under different product names and labels.
The recalled chicken products were produced from Jan. 21 through Sept. 24, and they have product codes ranging from 10000 to 19999 and 70000 to 79999.
Here are the retailers that sold the recalled chicken
The USDA released an updated list of grocery stores that sold the affected products to consumers across the U.S.
Those retailers include Aldi, Target, Trader Joe's, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Giant, Dillons, IGA, Food 4 Less, Piggly Wiggly and Redners Warehouse Market.
The USDA said the list may not include "all retail locations that have received the recalled product." Therefore, consumers should use product-specific information, which can be found here, in addition to the list to see whether they have purchased the affected items.
What is listeria?
Listeria is a harmful germ that can hide in many foods, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis -- a serious and sometimes fatal infection that primarily affects older adults, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.
Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal pain.
The infection is typically treated with antibiotics.
Do not eat the affected products
The USDA is concerned that some people may still have the affected products in their freezers or refrigerators. Consumers should throw them away immediately or return them to the place of purchase.
To date, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to this recall. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Those with questions about the recall can contact Garret Rutherford with Brand Apart at 404-220-9618.
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.