Kroger recalls sunflower products for Listeria concern

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Kroger, which has 129 store locations in Michigan, announced Wednesday it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers (3.5 ounces), Kroger Sunflower Kernels (6 ounces), and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix (14 ounces) after “a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.”

Listeria monocytogenes, the company says, “could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products,” though no consumer illnesses have been reported as yet, and Kroger says the items that were on its shelves have already been removed.

In addition to Michigan, the affected products were shipped to stores in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Kroger says it has “initiated its customer recall notification system” to reach customers who have bought the recalled product. Those notifications will come via phone calls and register receipt tape messages, Kroger said.

jdickson@detroitnews.com