Unilever United States is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Lipton, Knorr, and LeGoût chicken products that contain chicken from a supplier, which issued a recall on its poultry for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.
Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected. Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
In addition, listeriosis can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.
Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating potentially contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the food.
No other Lipton, Knorr, or LeGoût products are affected.
To date, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall. Unilever is recalling the products out of an abundance of caution.
The products were manufactured in the United States and Canada. The products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. and reached consumers through retail stores and professional kitchens.
Consumers who have purchased any of the listed products with the affected UPC and date codes should not consume them.
Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Please call 866-289-6076 for further information 24/7.
Consumer services representatives are also available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time.
To request a reimbursement coupon, visit unileverrecall.com.