Spinach recall initiated by Kroger after bag tests positive for listeria

Kroger Co. is recalling Fresh Selections Tender Spinach in 10-oz. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall is limited to already-expired bags with a use-by date of Sept. 16 and UPC Code of 011110916495. The product was distributed in Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., Greater Cincinnati, including Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio, and Southeastern Indiana, Central and Northwest Ohio and N. West Virginia panhandle, Michigan, Indiana (except southwestern Indiana/Evansville), Illinois, Eastern Missouri, Greater Louisville (including Indiana), Lexington, North Carolina, Virginia, eastern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, southeastern Ohio; Jay C, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Food4Less Fremont, Food4Less and FoodsCo.

New Star Fresh Foods of California supplied the product. The company reports that a single bag tested positive for listeria during random testing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

The recalled product has already been removed from store shelves and is no longer for sale. No other products are involved in the recall.

Consumers with questions may contact the NewStar Consumer Response Center at 866-486-4939 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight time or email to


Originally posted Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2012

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