Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, of Hayward, California, recalled approximately 264 pounds of cooked ready-to-eat chicken tikka masala due to a risk of food poisoning with Listeria.
The recall involves the following Sukhi’s Chicken Tikka Masala product that was produced on Nov. 7, 2017:
- 11-oz. frozen microwaveable sealed containers of “Sukhi’s CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA with NAAN BREAD & BASMATI RICE” with a “USE BY” date of 11/07/2018 and lot number 83790
The products are marked with establishment number “P-44187” on the side of the individual carton boxes. They were distributed in California.
The problem was discovered on November, 13, 2017, when officials were notified that the firm shipped adulterated product into commerce.
Specifically, a sample of the product was collected by FSIS personnel on November 7, 2017 and was confirmed to be positive with Listeria monocytogenes on November 13, 2017.
There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or food poisoning due to consumption of these products.
However, eating food that is contaminated with Listeria can cause a serious infection — especially in older adults, children, people with weak immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns.
The symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Donna Soares, Director of Customer Service, at (510) 336-8372.