GHGA of Conley, Georgia, has issued a recall for 25 products that are potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The majority of the contaminated products were distributed in Kroger stores in Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. None of the recalled items are currently being sold in stores because the “Sell-by Date” has passed, however, experts worry consumers may still have the potentially contaminated items in their possession.
The following products have been 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|
Images for labels of the recalled products can be found here. Those who purchased one of the above products are urged to not consume the product, rather dispose it immediately or return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. For questions regarding the recall, consumers can reach GHGA customer service by calling (888) 449-9386 during the business hours of 8AM-4PM PST.
According to the CDC, Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that is most commonly found in pregnant women and their newborns, those 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause both intestinal illness and invasive illness, which is when the infection spreads beyond the intestines. Symptoms of intestinal illness caused by Listeria generally begin 24 hours after ingesting food with Listeria bacteria and last 1-3 days, with symptoms including diarrhea and vomiting. In people who are not pregnant, invasive listeriosis infection symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, loss of balance, confusion, seizures, and flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches and fatigue. In pregnant people, symptoms are usually mild and include fever and flu-like symptoms, though some pregnant people report no symptoms.
Pregnant women are highly susceptible to listeriosis and are 10 times more likely to get a Listeria infection than others. As a result of a Listeria infection, pregnant women can pass the infection to their unborn baby, which can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, preterm labor, as well as serious illness and potential death in infants.