Kale at America’s Largest Grocery Chain Could Be Contaminated, 6 More Recalls You Need To Know This Week


If you’ve eaten your greens, great job. Just a warning: This week there are a remarkable number of products, as well as frozen foods, sold across the country that are now on the active recall list released by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). . It’s been a busy week in the recalls world… we’ve got the details you need.

Read on for this week’s list of food recalls (and reference the FDA if you need more information about any of these products).

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On Thursday, September 17, Kroger announced that the day before, they had voluntarily removed all 16-ounce bags of their Kroger brand of kale from the shelves. They said no illnesses had been reported to date, but the country’s largest grocery chain had reason to be concerned about the presence of possible Listeria monocytogenes.

They stated that the product has UPC number 11110-18170 and an expiration date of September 18, 2021. Among the regions where Kroger’s bagged kale has been distributed were Columbus and Toledo, Ohio; Knoxville, Tennessee; East West Virginia; and the states of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

Kroger advised customers who purchased this lot of bagged kale to dispose of it, return it to your Kroger store for a full refund, or call 1-800-KROGERS.

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Following Kroger’s kale recall news on Thursday, their Georgia-based kale grower Baker Farms announced that they are also recalling bagged kale sold under the Baker Farms and SEG Grocers brands. The company said, “On 9-15-2021, the company was informed by a customer that the product tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. [sic]”

They said the products were distributed between August 30 and September 1 and sold to distribution centers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Ohio and Virginia. The recalled kale products can be identified with the following details:

  • Baker Farms Kale – One pound / UPC 8 13098 02001 6 / Production code 107020-21832 / Best before 18/09/2021
  • SEG Grocers Kale – one pound / UPC 0 38259 11482 7 / Production code 107020-21832 / Best before 18/09/2021

Again, the company advised customers to either discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. They added that customers with questions can email the company – go here for more details.

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On Friday, September 18, Joy Gourmet Foods, Inc. recalled Joy Brand Coriander Chutney sold in glass, eight-ounce jars for Undeclared Sulphites, Coconut, and FD&C Yellow 5.

The recalled chutney was sold in retail stores in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. It is stamped with the following details:

Barcode 680617 60402 / Best-by 07302022 / Lot code 0728

Regarding the artificial coloring agent known as FD&C Yellow 5, Dr. Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at Princeton University , recently shared with Eat this, not that!: “Some research shows a potential link between artificial colors, including Yellow 5, and hyperactivity in children. Indeed, if a product of [European Union] contains yellow 5, among other artificial colors it must have a warning label. “(Go here for more nutritional wisdom from Dr. Avena.)

Joy Gourmet Foods advised customers to return the recalled chutney to their place of purchase for a full refund or to call the company at 718-821-6050.


On Thursday, September 16, Drew’s Organics LLC recalled 12-ounce glass bottles of its Aldi Simply Nature brand of organic poppy seed dressing “due to a processing issue that could allow microbial growth,” including Clostridium botulinum, after the company “observed a color difference in Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing after manufacturing,” they said.

The affected product bears the expiration date of February 15, 2023 and UPC code 4099100023169.

The company said the product was distributed to select Aldi stores between August 20 and September 10 in the following countries: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland , Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Fresh parsley

On Tuesday, September 14, Ohio-based Willard Farms Inc. recalled 320 cans of their flat leaf parsley (labeled “regular parsley”). This was after a regulatory sample from September 7 indicated the possible presence of E. coli.

The recalled parsley was harvested on August 30, 2021 and distributed to retailers or wholesalers in Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

The notice stated: “Only regular flat-leaf parsley with a lot code of ‘2A242A6’ and a PTI lot code of ‘2B243A6’ is included in this recall.” Added: “Individual bunches of flat-leaf parsley sold to retailers to be purchased by consumers would likely have a ‘BUURMA FARMS Plain Parsley’ twist tie with a price search number (PLU) of 4901 and a UPC code of 33383 80125. The PLUs and UPC numbers are not unique to Buurma Farms and would be on all flat / plain parsley, regardless of its provenance. “

They added that the recalled parsley sold through wholesale channels “does not have a twist tie and instead only has a solid red elastic on the bunch.”

They added that consumers should throw out the product or call the company’s customer support line at 1-866-827-3362.

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On Monday, September 13, Velvet Ice Cream recalled 56-ounce containers of its Raspberry Fudge Cordial ice cream after a customer notified the company of the presence of undeclared peanuts.

The recall announcement stated that the recalled ice cream had been distributed to retail stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia starting in late July. It has a production date of July 14, 2021, UPC 0-7068210049-7, and the following codes printed on the bottom of the carton: A2 19521 26-012.

They advise customers to dispose of the product immediately, return it for a full refund, or call the company at 800-589-5000.

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On Tuesday, September 14, Seviroli Foods, Inc. of New Jersey recalled 22-ounce bags of frozen HEB Giant Stuffed Shells. The company reports that four customers had contacted the company to complain about the potential presence of metal inside the product.

They said, “All products related to this recall have been removed from the shelves of HEB stores.” However, customers who have purchased the product may choose to reference the following information:

Item Number 796702 / UPC 041220771110 / Batch Code 2 1208 / Best By 07/27/22

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Editor’s Note: Photos represent recalled food products when branding images were unavailable.


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