Kroger Collard Greens Recalled in 10 States Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

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Baker Farms, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has announced a voluntary recall of Kroger bagged Collard Greens after a production round was found to have been potentially contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected product is 16-ounce bags of Kroger branded collard greens that were sold in the produce department of Kroger stores in 11 states. The product was distributed to Kroger retail locations in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The recall also impacts parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri.

The contamination was discovered after routine testing, and all potentially contaminated products have now been removed from store shelves. However, it's possible that consumers may still have the recalled collard greens in their refrigerators.

To determine if you have a recalled product, check the UPC code, production code, and "Best By" date. The following info is that of the recalled product:

  • UPC code of 11110-18171 with a "Best By" date of 10-16-2023 and production code 110093-387

If the UPC, "Best By" date, and production code match all of the above, you are urged to dispose of the product or return it to your local store for a full refund. So far, there have been no reports of illness from this recall of bagged collard greens. Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-632-6900.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterial organism that can cause a listeriosis infection. Symptoms of listeriosis include high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and stiffness. Listeriosis infections can be serious and sometimes fatal, and are more likely to be serious in high-risk populations like young children, the elderly, pregnant people, and those with compromised immune systems.

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