Kroger is asking customers to carefully check their refrigerators for Fresh Selections Tender Spinach in 10-ounce packages with a "best if used by" date of Sept. 16 and a UPC: 0001111091649.
Any opened or unopened products included in this recall should not be consumed and should be returned by customers to their local Kroger store for a full refund or replacement, store officials said.
The product, supplied by NewStar Fresh Foods LLC, is being recalled because the product might contain Listeria monocytogenes. More information is at: www.kroger.com/recall.
Stores under the following names in 15 states are included in this recall:
-- Kroger stores in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, central and eastern Tennessee and Michigan.
-- Kroger, Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less, Scott's and Food 4 Less stores in Indiana, Illinois and eastern Missouri.
-- Dillons, Baker's and Gerbes stores in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
Stores the company operates under the following names are not included in this recall: Fry's, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, QFC, Smith's, King Soopers, City Market and Food 4 Less/Foods Co. in California.
Customers who might have purchased the affected products will receive register receipt messages and/or automated phone calls.
Listeria, if eaten, could result in severe illness in pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.