Listeria monocytogenes contamination might have impacted as many as 25 different GHGA ready-to-eat vegetable products, leading to a product recall affecting consumers in various states. Listeria is often the cause of recalls like this one.
GHGA sold these products via Kroger stores in Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. The vegetable products are already past their expiration dates, so they’re no longer available in stores. But customers might still have some at home, risking a theoretical infection with Listeria.
GHGA vegetable recall
The company issued the vegetable recall action this week. The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) press release is available at this link.
GHGA explains that its laboratory received a positive Listeria test for a single product sample on September 16th. That’s what initiated the recall.
The following list covers all 25 of the products that GHGA recalled:
|Product Name||Size||UPC||Sell-by Date||Lot Code|
|Asparagus Saute||9.5 oz||8 26766 19027 0||9/17/2022||GHGA 254|
|Diced Bell Pepper and White Onion||7 oz||8 26766 19004 1||9/15/2022||GHGA 254|
|Diced Red Onion||10 oz||8 26766 18100 1||9/19/2022||GHGA 254|
|Fajita Mix||9.5 oz||8 26766 19031 7||9/17/2022||GHGA 254|
|Fiesta Corn||10 oz||8 26766 18462 0||9/17/2022||GHGA 254|
|Hamburger Fixins||10 oz||8 26766 19028 7||9/17/2022||GHGA 254|
|Hatch Chile Guacamole Blender||9 oz||8 26766 14452 5||9/17/2022||GHGA 254|
|Large Medium Salsa||13 oz||8 26766 19071 3||9/18/2022||GHGA 254|
|Large Mild Chunky Guacamole||13 oz||8 26766 19053 9||9/17/2022||GHGA 254|
|Large Mild Salsa||13 oz||8 26766 19069 0||9/18/2022||GHGA 263|
|Mango Habanero Blender||9 oz||8 26766 19044 7||9/17/2022||GHGA 264|
|Medium Hatch Salsa||13 oz||8 26766 19076 8||9/18/2022||GHGA 265|
|Mexican Style Layered Bean Dip||20 oz||8 26766 14510 2||9/17/2022||GHGA 266|
|Mild Guacamole Blender||13 oz||8 26766 19045 4||9/17/2022||GHGA 267|
|Mild Guacamole Blender||9 oz||8 26766 14434 1||9/17/2022||GHGA 268|
|Mushroom Stir Fry Blend||9 oz||8 26766 19010 2||9/17/2022||GHGA 269|
|Seasoned Squash Onion & Dill||10.5 oz||8 26766 19036 2||9/17/2022||GHGA 270|
|Small Medium Hatch Chile Pico de Gallo||9 oz||8 26766 19062 1||9/18/2022||GHGA 271|
|Small Ranch Tray with Dip||21.0 oz||8 26766 19087 4||9/15/2022||GHGA 272|
|Snacking Peppers||12 oz||8 26766 19037 9||9/17/2022||GHGA 273|
|Spicy Guacamole Blender||9 oz||8 26766 14436 5||9/17/2022||GHGA 274|
|Steak Topper||7.5 oz||8 26766 19026 3||9/17/2022||GHGA 275|
|3 Skewer Veggie Kabobs||22 oz||8 26766 19008 9||9/17/2022||GHGA 276|
|Tri Pepper Blend||7 oz||8 26766 19003 4||9/15/2022||GHGA 277|
|Vegetable Bowl||42 oz||8 26766 18468 2||9/17/2022||GHGA 278|
All the GHGA vegetable products in this recall have now expired, as shown in the list above. But Kroger has been selling them since September 11th. As a result, buyers might still have some at home in their refrigerators or freezers.
GHGA says it has not received any reports of illness connected with the recall. But symptoms can sometimes appear several weeks after eating contaminated products. Also, the theoretical risk of infection remains for those who still have GHGA products from the recall at home.
People who consume food products containing this bacteria risk developing listeriosis. Healthy individuals usually experience short-term symptoms, including high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
But young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems risk complications. Moreover, pregnant women can experience miscarriages and stillbirths. Newborn babies are also at risk of infection.
What you should do
GHGA urges customers who bought the vegetable products in the recall to return them to the place of purchase for a refund rather. Alternatively, the recalled veggies can simply be thrown in the garbage.
Consumers can contact GHGA using the information in the recall press release at this link.
The announcement features plenty of additional imagery of the GHGA vegetables that might contain Listeria. Those images will make it even easier to identify the products you might have in your pantry or refrigerator right now.