When you opt to eat a salad or some precut fruits and vegetables for a snack, you’re usually making a healthier decision. But some salad and snack kits, most of which were sold at Kroger-owned stores, have been recalled for potential contamination with Listeria, a foodborne pathogen that can have life-threatening complications.
Affected products came from CC Kitchens in Ohio, and have been flagged for recall because regular testing turned up Listeria in the plant. The bacteria was “environmental,” and there have been no reported contaminated products or people who became sick yet.
What should you look for? Here’s the full list of salads from CC Kitchens, and pictures of their labels.
|Name of Product||Unit Size||Sell by Dates||UPC|
|Chef Salad||12.6oz (357g)||6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017||815108020337|
|Chicken Bacon Cobb Salad||13.1oz (371g)||6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017||815108020351|
|Chef Side Salad||9.4oz (266g)||6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017||815108021488|
|Garden Salad||11oz (312g)||6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017||815108020092|
|Chicken Bacon Cobb Side Salad||9.65oz (274g)||6/5/2017 through 6/10/2017||815108021495|
|Fiesta Slaw||10oz (283g)||6/7/2017 through 6/11/2017||815108020627|
|Trail Slaw Kit||40oz (1133g)||6/7/2017 through 6/11/2017||815108025431|
|Asian Quinoa salad Kit||80oz (2268g)||6/7/2017 through 6/11/2017||815108021556|
|Beef Ponzu Kit||40oz (1133g)||6/7/2017 & 6/8/2017||815108025417|
|SouthWest Turkey Salad Kit||40oz (1133g)||6/8/2017 & 6/10/2017||081510802278|
The salads were sold only in Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia.
Did you have a veggie-based snack kit instead? Check over this list of $1.99 trays, which were sold under the Fresh Selections by Kroger and Club Chef brand names.
|Name of Product||Brand Name||Unit Size||Use By Dates||UPC||Lot Codes|
|Veggie Tray with Apples||Fresh Selections by Kroger||6.25 oz (177g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||1111091544||7150KT8|
|Fruit Tray with Carrots||Fresh Selections by Kroger||7 oz (198g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||1111091451||7150KT5, 7151KT3|
|Veggie Tray with Pretzels||Fresh Selections by Kroger||5.75 oz (163g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||1111091477||7150KT6, 7150KT8|
|Veggie Tray with Snap Peas||Fresh Selections by Kroger||6 oz (170g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||1111091484||7150KT7, 7150KT8|
|Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip||Fresh Selections by Kroger||6.75 oz (191g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||1111091472||7151KT3, 7150KT6|
|Snack Tray with Almonds & Apples||Fresh Selections by Kroger||5.75 oz (163g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||1111091481||7150KT5, 7150KT7|
|Snack Tray with Baby Carrots, Sliced Apples, Raw Almonds, and Cheddar Bar||Club Chef LLC||5.75 oz (163g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||0 1727800703 7||7150KT6|
|Snack Tray with Peanut Butter (Celery Sticks, Sliced Apples, Peanut Butter and Raisins)||Club Chef LLC||5.5 oz (155g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||0 17278 00704 4||715KT6|
|Snack Tray with Sliced Apples, Almonds, Raisins and Caramel Dip||Club Chef LLC||4 oz (113g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||0 1727800701 3||715KT6|
|Veggie Tray with Carrots, Celery, Broccoli Florets and Ranch Dip||Club Chef LLC||6.75 oz (191g)||06/11/2017 & 06/12/2017||0 1727800702 0||715KT6|
This is what’s considered a proactive recall, since the company is recalling uneaten products before finding out whether any products were actually contaminated, If you find that you have any of these products and haven’t eaten them yet, the company asks customers to throw the snack or salad kits out if they haven’t eaten them yet.
If you have any questions or concerns, call the company at 866-458-3188. If you’d prefer a refund, the Kroger stores will probably take recalled items back as well.
Symptoms of Listeriosis infection include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It is especially dangerous for pregnant women, children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system.