Bags of chopped kale sold under the brand names Baker Farms, SEG, and Kroger are being recalled for Listeria risk. At the time of the recall, the companies were not aware of any illnesses, however, consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria infections can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.
Contact the Pritzker Hageman Listeria Team
Phone: 1-888-377-8900 | Text: 1-612-261-0856
The recalled products were packaged in 1 lb plastic bags with the “best by “date 09-18-2021 and production code 107020-21832. The products were distributed from August 30, 2021, to September 1, 2021, to Kroger stores and other retailers located primarily in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, and Virginia.
The UPC for each brand are:
- Baker Farms, 13098 02001 6
- Kroger, 0 11110 18170 1
- SEG, 38259 11482 7
Symptoms of a Listeria infection usually develop within two weeks of exposure but sometimes can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women are at the highest risk of contracting Listeria infections and can suffer miscarriage or stillbirth even if they only have mild symptoms. Others at elevated risk of contracting Listeria include young children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems.