Kale sold at Georgia Kroger stores recalled over listeria concerns

ATLANTA — Kroger is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The kale was sold at stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, Central and Northwest Ohio, Northwestern Virginia panhandle, Hopkinsville and Bowling Green, Kentucky, Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama.

This voluntary recall includes 16-ounce bags of Kroger branded Kale, with the UPC 11110-18170 with a best by date of 09-18-2021, which is printed on the front of the package below the light blue bar.

Kroger says to date, there have been no reports of illness related to the consumption of this bagged kale product.

Customers can return the product to stores for a full refund or contact Kroger at 1-800-576-4377.

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ProductUPC Use By DatesSize
Kroger Kale Bag11110-18170BEST BY: 09-18-202116 Oz