NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Division of Agriculture’s Client and Business Companies Division (CIS) is issuing a public advisory to warn shoppers of Listeria monocytogenes found in a package deal of collard greens bought in Tennessee.
Throughout routine surveillance sampling, a CIS Meals and Dairy Inspector bought a meals pattern from a Kroger retailer in Nashville, Tenn. Laboratory outcomes revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a 16-ounce package deal of Kroger Model Collard Greens. The greens originated from Baker Farms in Norman Park, Ga.
Meals package deal data for Kroger Collard Greens consists of Lot Code 110093-387 and UPC 11110-18171 with Greatest By date of 10-16-2023. Packages have been shipped to Kroger shops in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Baker Farms has issued a voluntary recall in affected states and Kroger has requested all shops take away any unsold packages from cabinets and destroy any stock of the product.
To date, TDA has not obtained reviews that the collard greens have brought on sickness. TDA is urging anybody who bought any of the collard greens product to not eat them. Shoppers might name Kroger Buyer Join at 1-800-632-6900 with any questions.
Listeria monocytogenes can develop in a chilly surroundings and result in excessive fever, extreme headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach ache and diarrhea. An infection could cause miscarriages and stillbirths amongst pregnant ladies and could also be deadly for people with weakened immune methods. Cooking and pasteurization are two strategies to get rid of the micro organism from meals.
The CIS Meals and Dairy Part and Technical Companies Lab set the best requirements for meals security and implement these requirements by common and thorough inspections and product testing. This 12 months, CIS workers have accomplished 7,951 retail meals retailer inspections statewide. Laboratory workers carried out roughly 852 assessments for pathogens, allergens, and different contaminants on human meals samples throughout that very same interval. The Technical Companies Lab is accredited by the Worldwide Group for Standardization (ISO) which demonstrates the laboratory’s dedication to the best requirements, technical competence, and continuous enchancment.