Cut vegetables and vegetable mixtures for snacks, salsa, and dips sold at Kroger have been recalled for Listeria. The ready-to-eat vegetable products were produced by GHGA of Georgia. The company issued a recall on September 20 after receiving notification from its third-party laboratory that a product sample had tested positive for the pathogen.
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.
More than two dozen products are part of the recall including: diced bell pepper and white onion, fajita mix, hamburger fixins, mushroom stir fry blend, and small ranch tray with dip. To see a complete list of recalled products sold at Kroger stores from September 11 – September 19, click here.
The recalled products were sold at Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina, and Auburn, Alabama.
Symptoms of a Listeria infection usually appear within one day of eating contaminated food but can take as long as 70 days to develop. They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, other muscle stiffness, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Sometimes these symptoms are preceded by gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea.