G and P Warehouse Inc of Ridgewood, New York is recalling “Robinson Fresh” brand of kale greens because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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 persons may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
“Robinson Fresh” brand kale greens was distributed in retail stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The product is packaged in 16 ounce green and white plastic bags with a UPC code number
0 95829 60015 9, a Best if Used by Date of May 1, 2023 and additional code numbers 23/103/18.01/2/51.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.
The contamination was discovered after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by NYS Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in “Robinson Fresh” brand kale greens.
Customers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of “Robinson Fresh” brand kale greens are urged to return them to place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions regarding this recall may contact the company at (718) 821-0011.