CONSUMER ADVICE: Kroger expands nationwide nuts recall

Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. has expanded the recall of its 12-ounce packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts.

The product was recalled due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Kroger has expanded this recall to include all stores nationwide including: 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.

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No customer illnesses have been reported to date. The product comes in a clear plastic package marked with expiration dates of: Dec. 09, 2017, Mar. 02, 2018, Mar. 03, 2018, or Apr. 07, 2018 stamped on the side.

In May, Kroger was informed by the supplier that the macadamia nuts used in this product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for another company revealed positive Listeria monocytogenes results, and a subsequent investigation of the manufacturing environment discovered a contaminated piece of equipment.

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