Kroger Recalling Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Listeria can cause serious, even fatal, infections in certain people

Kroger Recalling Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
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June 19, 2017

Kroger is recalling its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts because they may be contaminated by listeria.

The product was sold in a 12-ounce clear plastic package with a May 02, 2018 sell-by date located on the side. It also has a UPC of 11110-02478. It was sold at Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes, and Dillons stores in Ohio, southeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.

Kroger has taken the affected nuts off store shelves and begun contacting consumers about the recall via register receipt tape messages and phone calls. Anyone who bought the products should take them back to a store for either a full refund or a replacement. To date, there have been no customer illnesses reported.

Listeria can cause serious, even fatal, infections in young children, the frail or elderly, and others who have weak immune systems. Though healthy people may experience only short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirths.

For more information, consumers can reach Kroger at (800) 576-4377.

Update: Kroger has expanded this recall to include products with expiration dates of: Dec. 09, 2017, Mar. 02, 2018, Mar. 03, 2018, or Apr. 07, 2018 stamped on the side. Product was distributed between December 09, 2016 and June 13, 2017. The recall now includes all stores nationwide under the following names: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Pick 'N Save, Copps, Metro Market, Owen's, and QFC.