Have you recently bought kale? Do not eat it until you check if it is part of a new recall.
Baker Farms, which distributes products under the Kroger brand and Southeastern Grocers’ brand SEG Grocers, recalled its 16 oz. Bagged kale with an expiration date of September 18 due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The company was informed on Wednesday of a customer who tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, according to a company announcement.
The products were distributed in clear plastic between August 30 and September 1 and sold primarily in stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York and Virginia, according to an announcement. of the company published on the United States Food and Drug Administration website.
Kroger has voluntarily recalled its 16 oz. Bagged kale product produced by Baker Farms on Thursday due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products were distributed to Kroger grocery stores in the Columbus, Nashville and Atlanta divisions that served Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; East West Virginia; as well as Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.
Kroger has not received any reports of illness related to bagged kale, according to a company announcement.
The affected Kroger products have an UPC of 11110-18170 and an expiration date of September 18 and were removed from Kroger’s product shelves on Thursday.
Kroger is asking customers who purchased the kale to either dispose of it or return it for a full refund.
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Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, or people with weakened immune systems and can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
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