Citing concerns about listeria, Kroger has recalled vegetables in many of its stores, including those in Lexington.
Kroger broccoli-raisin salad and 10-ounce packages of Simple Truth organic mixed vegetables have been recalled in the past week at Kroger stores from Texas to Illinois, and in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Hopkinsville.
The grocery chain warned that those products might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, and “if eaten, could result in severe illness,” according to Kroger’s recall website.
No customer illnesses had been reported as of Monday, and the products have been removed from shelves, according to information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and those with weakened immune systems, according to the national Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website.
The CDC estimates that about 1,600 people contract the illness and 260 die from listeriosis annually in the United States.
Affected buyers can bring the product back to Kroger stores for a full refund or replacement.
A full list of national recalls can be found on the FDA’s website.
How to know if your purchase has been recalled
Simple Truth organic mixed vegetables
- UPC code: 1111036738
- Use-by dates: December 2016, January 2017
Kroger broccoli and raisin salad
- UPC code: 0028715820000
- Use-by dates: all dates