Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kroger Recalls Three Seasonings Due to Possible Health Risk

/PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger Popcorn Seasoning Movie Theater Butter Flavored, Kroger Popcorn Seasoning White Cheddar Flavored, and Kroger Fat Free Butter Flavored Sprinkles sold in some of its retail stores because the Company has been made aware by a supplier that an ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the Kroger products.

Stores the company operates under the following names did not receive any of the seasonings being recalled: Ralphs, Smith's, Fred Meyer, QFC, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, and Foods Co.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

-- Kroger Popcorn Seasoning Movie Theater Butter Flavored sold in
2.82-ounce jars with a sell-by date of JUN 08 10 under the following
UPC code: 011110 72445.
-- Kroger Popcorn Seasoning White Cheddar Flavored sold in 2.82-ounce
jars with a sell-by date of JUN 09 10 under the following UPC code:
011110 72444. These two seasonings were sold in Kroger stores in Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes
stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; and Food 4
Less, Hilander, Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois
and Indiana.
-- Kroger Fat Free Butter Flavored Sprinkles sold in 2-ounce jars with
sell-by dates of JUN 08 10 and JUN 09 10 under the following UPC code:
011110 66853. This seasoning was sold in Kroger stores in Alabama,
Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West
Virginia.


Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.

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