Baker Farms Recalls Various Brand Name of Kale Due to Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination - 9/20/21
Company Announcement Date:
September 16, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
September 17, 2021
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Potential of Listeria monocytogenes
Baker Farms, Kroger & SEG Grocers
Baker Farms is recalling their Baker Farms, Kroger & SEG Grocers brand names of Kale, 1 lb plastic bags with BEST BY 09-18-2021 107020-21832 due to contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
On 9-15-2021 the firm was notified by a customer that the product test positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The products were distributed between 8/30/2021 – 9/1/2021. These products were packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily in retail stores located in the States of: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NC, NY & VA.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Please see the pictures below for further identification.
Products affected are:
|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|
The Best By Date and Production Code is located on the front of each package. No other bagged greens are included in this recall.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume the product but to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact Mr. Richard G. Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (229) 769-3113 Monday – Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm EST.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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