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Kroger Supplier Expands Sunflower Products Recall

For Immediate Release

May 21, 2016

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Consumers

Kroger
1-800-KROGERS

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Keith Dailey
(513) 762-1304

Announcement

CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has expanded a recall of several products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following supplier SunOpta's expansion of its voluntary recall this week.

Earlier this month, SunOpta indicated its sunflower kernels 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.

Kroger has expanded its recall to include all code dates of Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix.

Product UPC Size
Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels 0001111002127 3.5 oz
Kroger Sunflower Kernels 0001111061877 6 oz.
Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix 0001111089869 14 oz.

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall: Kroger, Jay-C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, King Soopers, City Market, Fry's, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Smith's. Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Kroger has expanded its recall to include all code dates of Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salads.

Product UPC Size
Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad 0028715820000 All sizes

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall: Kroger, Jay-C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, and Food 4 Less (Mid-West only). Products can be found 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.

Kroger has expanded its recall to include Deli Broccoli Cranberry Salads and Deli Superfood Salads.

Product UPC Size
Deli Broccoli Cranberry Salad
(Smith’s Stores only)
0024781640000 All sizes
Superfood Salad
(Smith’s and Fry’s Stores)
0025414650000
0004157311528
All sizes

Stores operating under the Fry's and Smith's names in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are included in this recall.
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 EST.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner namesdisclaimer icon in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Original Release

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Product Photos

  • Kroger Salted Sunflower Kernels, 6 oz.
  • Kroger Salad Toppers, 3.5 oz.

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