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Coborn’s, Inc. Issues Recall of Select Chicken Salad Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Last updated March 1, 2020

Approved by: Lester Fahrner, MD

Coborn's, Inc. is recalling select chicken salad products, which may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.


Company Announcement Date: October 02, 2019

FDA Publish Date: October 02, 2019

Product Type: Food & Beverages

Prepared Food

Reason for Announcement: Potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Company Name: Coborn's, Inc.

Brand Name: Coborn’s

Product Description: Chicken containing products including sandwiches, pastas, salads, spread

Coborn's, Inc. is recalling select chicken salad products, which may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The product recall has been initiated due to the supplier of the ready-to-eat chicken, Tip Top Poultry Inc. Rockmart, GA, recalling all their chicken materials produced between January 21, 2019 and September 24, 2019.

The recalled products were distributed and sold at Coborn’s and Cash Wise Stores in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; Marketplace Foods stores in Western Wisconsin. The table below includes the UPCs of products possibly affected.

In an abundance of caution, Coborn’s, Inc. stores (including Cash Wise, Coborn’s and Marketplace Foods) have pulled all products that may have been affected. Any current offerings are not affected. Guests who have purchased the products listed in the table attached should destroy these products or return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Guests with questions may call 1-844-414-7467 between the hours of 8:00am- 8:00 pm Monday-Friday and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am- 6:00 pm.

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First uploaded: March 1, 2020
Last updated: March 1, 2020