CINCINNATI -- Check your cupboards! Simple Truth dry-roasted macadamia nuts were recalled by Kroger on Wednesday due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
A supplier reported the product has the potential to be contaminated with listeria, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. No customer illnesses have been reported to date.
The product comes in a 12-ounce, clear plastic package marked with an expiration date of May 2, 2018 on the side. Kroger has removed the following item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.
The product's universal product code is 11110-02478. Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes and Dillons stores operating in the following states are included in this recall: Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.
Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.