Kroger expands green pea recall to Virginia stores over Listeria concerns

KrogerFrom Kroger:  Kroger Co. today announced it has expanded the store locations included in a recall of two green peas products, Pictsweet Steamable Green Peas and Kroger Green Peas, announced previously by The Pictsweet Company. Both products were included in a recall initiated earlier this month by supplier CRF Frozen Foods because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.Kroger has removed the following items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product

UPC

Code

Size

Kroger Green Peas

0001111081918

Best By: 

March 2016

32 oz

Pictsweet Steamable Green Peas

0007056097901

Best By: 6/27/16

9/2/16; 9/13/16

10 oz.

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Kroger has expanded its recall of Kroger Green Peas to include products sold in Kroger stores in the following states: northern Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, central and eastern Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

The company has expanded its recall of Pictsweet Steamable Green Peas to include products sold in Kroger, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, Food 4 Less (Midwest), and Jay-C locations in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Both products were previously recalled in Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market, Ralphs, Food 4 Less (west coast), Smith’s, QFC, and Fred Meyer stores in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am EDT and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EDT.

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