Chicken Recall

A possible listeria contamination has led to the recall of Sukhi’s Gourment Indian Foods pre-packaged chicken tikka masala dish. (Sukhi’s Gourment Indian Foods Facebook photo)

HAYWARD, Calif. — A possible listeria contamination has led a California-based Indian food company to recall its pre-packaged chicken tikka masala products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Nov. 14 that the recalled dishes by Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods have a “use by” date of Nov. 7, 2018. The lot number is 83790.

Hayward-based Sukhi’s shipped the frozen microwaveable products for distribution in California.

Officials say a sample tested positive for listeria Nov. 13. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with the items.

Listeria is a bacteria that can cause fever and diarrhea, and more dangerous complications in pregnant women. About 1,600 people are sickened by listeria each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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