A Georgia firm has issued a recall of kimchi because the food may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. 

Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Company of Atlanta, GA announced Friday that it was withdrawing its Cut Napa Kimchi from the market after routine testing revealed the present of Listeria in 1-gallon containers of the product. 


The potentially contaminated product is labeled “Kmichi: Cut Napa,” and is sold in 1-gallon plastic containters and 5-gallon buckets, both of which are market with lot # 56090959. 

The 1-gallon containers were distributed at a farmers market in Doraville, Georgia, while the 5-gallon buckets were sold to companies in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. 

Consumers who have purchased either of these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions can call Tristan Thompson Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm at 404-379-3333. 

Symptoms of a Listeria monocytogenes infection include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.  

The organism can be especially dangerous to young children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. 

Anyone displaying symptoms of Listeria poisoning should contact his or her healthcare provider.