Kroger is recalling Kroger brand 16 ounce bagged kale from the marketplace due to potential Listeria contamination.
There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the offending kale in their homes because its expiration date has not yet passed. Customers who purchased the recalled product should not eat it.
The company’s recall notice states that this recall affects Kroger stores in the following states: Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Consumers can use the following information to determine if they have the recalled kale in their home.
- 16 oz bag of Kroger brand kale
- Product UPC: 11110-18170
- BEST BY: 09/18/2021
Consumers should return this product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
At the time of posting of this recall, no illnesses related to the product have been reported.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled, but can still cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The people who ate it remembered product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should consult a physician and inform their physician of possible exposure to Listeria.
In addition, anyone who has consumed any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms over the next few weeks, as it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop. .
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle pain, severe headache, and stiff neck. Specific lab tests are needed to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients with weakened immune systems are especially at risk for serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women have only mild flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature labor, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.