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Lancaster Foods Updates Voluntary Recall of Various Expired Kale, Spinach and Collard Green Products Due to Potential Health Risk

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Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential for Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Lancaster Foods
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Robinson Fresh, Lancaster, Giant
Product Description:
Product Description
Kale, Spinach, Collard Green products

Company Announcement

Lancaster Foods has updated their May 5, 2023 Recall notice to add one product (Lancaster Brand Spinach item #41714, “Best If Used By” date April 29, 2023).

Lancaster Foods is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 3 brands of already-expired Robinson Fresh, Lancaster, and Giant brand Kale, Spinach and Collard Green products produced at the company’s Jessup, Maryland facility. This recall is due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No related illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products are beyond their “Best If Used By Date”.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers with these symptoms should immediately consult their health care provider.

The recall was initiated after notification that a random sample of a single bag of Chopped Kale Greens product with a “BEST IF USED BY May 1 2023” date collected by the New York Agriculture and Markets Food Safety Division tested positive for the Listeria pathogen.

A listing of products subject to this recall are summarized at the end of this announcement. Products can be identified by using the UPC or Item Number codes and the Best if Used by Dates outlined in the table below. These products were distributed through retailers and distributors in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Retailers and distributors have been instructed to ensure the recalled products are removed from all inventories. Consumers who might still have the recalled products in their refrigerators should discard the items and they should not be consumed.

No other products distributed by Lancaster Foods have been recalled. Lancaster Foods is working collaboratively with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on this recall.

The safety and integrity of products distributed by Lancaster Foods are a top priority and taken very seriously.  Lancaster Foods regrets any inconvenience and concern this recall may cause.

Customers who have any questions about the recall may contact Lancaster Foods Customer Service at 877-844-3441 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT.


Item Number


Pack/ Size

UPC Codes


Best If Used By Date

16 OZ
0-95829-60015-9 KALE GREENS May 01 2023
32 OZ
0-95829-60016-6 KALE GREENS May 01 2023
55423 LANCASTER 20 / 4 OZ N/A CHOPPED KALE May 01 2023
78983 GIANT 12 / 8 OZ 6-88267-09813-0 CURLY LEAF SPINACH April 29 2023
16 OZ
0-95829-60006-7 COLLARD GREENS May 01 2023
01907 GIANT 8 /
16 OZ
6-88267-05311-5 COLLARD GREENS May 01 2023
41714 LANCASTER 12 / 10 OZ 8-13055-01145-3 SPINACH April 29 2023


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Company Contact Information

Lancaster Foods Customer Service

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