Baker Farms is recalling certain Baker Farms, Kroger and SEG Grocers brand names of kale in 1-pound plastic bags because of a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Kroger previously announced the recall for its kale.
On Sept. 15, the firm was notified by a customer that the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The customer was not named in the company’s recall notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled products were distributed between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1. These products were packaged in clear plastic bags and sold primarily in retail stores located in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York and Virginia.
There is concern that consumers may have unused portions of the implicated kale in their homes because its best-by date has not yet passed. Customers who purchased the recalled product should not eat it.
Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have the recalled kale in their homes.
|Baker Farms Kale||1 lb||8 13098 02001 6||107020-21832||09-18-2021|
|Kroger Kale||1 lb||0 11110 18170 1||107020-21832||09-18-2021|
|SEG Grocers Kale||1 lb||0 38259 11482 7||107020-21832||09-18-2021|
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. People who have eaten any recalled product and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because 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 aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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