CONLEY, Ga. – GHGA is recalling various products due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which 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 only short- term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
To date, the company are not aware of any illnesses linked to this recall. No other GHGA products are affected by the recall.
On Sept. 16, the firm was notified by their laboratory that a single sample of a product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Products affected are:
The products were sold to Kroger and distributed to retail stores on Sept 11. The Sell-by Date has expired, and products were previously removed from store shelves and are no longer for sale. However, products could still be in possession of consumers. The Sell By Dates and Lot numbers are located on the top primary label of each product. These products were packaged in clear plastic containers and sold primarily in Kroger stores in the produce or deli sections in Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or they may discard the product. Consumers with questions can call Customer Service at (888) 449-9386 M-F 8am – 4pm PST.
GHGA has notified Kroger and they have directed their stores to remove the products from the shelves.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.