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Kroger recalls spinach over Listeria risk

September 19, 2012

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CINCINNATI — Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination.

The Kroger Fresh Selections Tender Spinach was sold in 10-ounze bags and had a "best if used by" date of Sept. 16. It has a universal product code, or UPC, of 011110916495. The grocer said Wednesday that if customers did buy the recalled product, they should return it to stores for a full refund or replacement.

No illnesses have been reported. Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have a weakened immune system.

The Kroger Co., based in Cincinnati, said the product was sold in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. The recall involves its Kroger, Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's, Food 4 Less, Dillons, Baker's and Gerbes stores in selected states.

The California supplier, NewStar Fresh Foods, said that recall is being done out of an abundance of caution after a single package yielded a positive test result by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Comments

loudmouthrealist 1 year, 7 months ago

Hey everyone

Here is a very simple and inexpensive way to be safe when eating produce.

Wash (even pre-washed) produce in a WATER and VINEGAR solution. 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar. Spray produce and let set for 2-3 minutes and then rinse and enjoy. Even melons should be washed this way before cutting them open. For lettuce's and tender vegetable and fruit soak the produce for 3 minutes in this solution and rinse with clean water.

I am a big believer in LOCAL and/or ORGANIC produce but do not let those labels fool you. Food born illnesses can come from any source.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 7 months ago

A friend of mine got a call last week from Dillions about bad cantaloupe, too. They used the contact info contained on his Dillons card, which he used when making the purchase.

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g_rock 1 year, 7 months ago

Guess who got bad spinach! This girl!!!

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wats211 1 year, 7 months ago

OH BY THE WAY ....DILLONS IS KROGER...which is needed to be emphasied in the local article...it should have said...Dillons recalls spinach

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gbulldog 1 year, 7 months ago

Where was it raised. In what conditions was it raised. How was it processed? I grew up on a family farm. Our best gardens where planted in a field used as a cattle feedyard during the winter after the cattle had gone to pasture. We picked and processed the crop. Escess was sold to self pickers. No body got sick because of the animals, eggs, and meat we raised? I would rather to to a local farmer's market and eat in season fresh food rather shopping at a market and know nothing about how the food was raised or processed. Any the food from the local farmer's market tastes a lot better.

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