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​Listeria concerns prompt grocery store recalls


  • By Clay Neely
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  • May. 11, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Kroger and Publix are among several food chains who are recalling several products due to listeria concerns.

Simple Truth Organic Mixed Vegetables and Kroger Broccoli Raisin Salad have already been pulled from store shelves. Both products have been sold in Georgia.

Customers who have purchased the products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Publix is also recalling its brand of Cranberry Nut and Seed mix and their Publix Sweet and Salty Almond Bars due to listeria concerns.

The 7.05-ounce plastic containers of prepackaged cranberry nut and seed mix were sold at Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 41415-34986 and with use by dates Aug. 7, 2016 through Aug. 30, 2016.

“Recalls are one of the food safety control measures in place to prevent illnesses when a potential problem is identified,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black.

“Many of these recalls are tied together by common ingredients. The multitude of related recalls is a testament to the supply chain working together to identify products that need to be removed from the marketplace.”

While retailers are actively pulling recalled products from store shelves so they are not available for purchase, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) food safety inspectors routinely check retail shelves and distribution warehouses to make sure recalled products have been removed from sale.