15 state spinach recall due to Listeria

Kroger Co. recalls 10 oz. packs of fresh spinach

CINCINNATI | September 20, 2012

The Kroger Co. Family of Stores says it is recalling packages of fresh spinach in 15 U.S. states because they may contain Listeria.

Kroger is asking customers to carefully check their refrigerators for Fresh Selections Tender Spinach in 10-ounce packages with a "best if used by" date of Sept. 16 and a UPC: 0001111091649.

Any opened or unopened products included in this recall should not be consumed and should be returned by customers to their local Kroger store for a full refund or replacement, store officials said.

The product, supplied by NewStar Fresh Foods LLC, is being recalled because the product might contain Listeria monocytogenes. More information is at: www.kroger.com/recall.

Stores under the following names in 15 states are included in this recall:

-- Kroger stores in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, central and eastern Tennessee and Michigan.

-- Kroger, Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's and Food 4 Less stores in Indiana, Illinois and eastern Missouri.

-- Dillons, Baker's and Gerbes stores in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

Stores the company operates under the following names are not included in this recall: Fry's, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, QFC, Smith's, King Soopers, City Market and Food 4 Less/Foods Co. in California.

Customers who might have purchased the affected products will receive register receipt messages and/or automated phone calls.

Listeria, if eaten, could result in severe illness in pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

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