CINCINNATI -- Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible listeria contamination.
Fresh Selections Tender Spinach was sold in 10-ounce packages and had a
"best if used by" date of Sept. 16. The grocer said Wednesday that if
customers did buy the recalled product, they should return it to stores
for a full refund or replacement.
Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have a weakened immune system.
Kroger Co. 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.
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.