Knott's Fine Foods Chicken Salad Sandwiches

On January 21, 2013 Knott's Fine Foods, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of their 3 ounce Chicken Salad Sandwiches due to the possibility that the product may contain Listeria monocytogenes.  According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Listeria monocytogenes was detected by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture after they conducted customary testing of the Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

Short-Term Symptoms Associated with Listeria monocytogenes:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Listeria infection may cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women

Recalled Product Information:

  • Recalling Firm: Knott's Fine Foods, Inc. of Paris, TN
  • Recall Date: January 21, 2013
  • Expiration date: 1/29/13 and earlier
  • Places of Distribution: West Tennessee, Western Kentucky and North Mississippi in 35 retail stores.
  • Product Description: 3 ounce black wedge with clear plastic film closure
  • UPC code: 0-11984-01132-6

For more information regarding the recall, visit the FDA recall page.

Illnesses To Date:

To date, there have been no reported illnesses associated with this product.


Consumers who have purchased the recalled Knott's Chicken Salad Sandwiches are entitled to a full refund.  To receive a full refund, they are urged to return the recalled product to the place of purchase.  For further information regarding the refund, consumers may call the company at (731) 642-1961.

Additional Information:

For additional information regarding the recall, consumers may contact the company at (731) 642-1961.

What to Do if a Recalled Product Has Affected You:

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