Recall: Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix

CINCINNATI, 2016-May-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix because a supplier indicated sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products.  No customer illnesses have been reported to date.

Stores operating under the following names are included in this recall:  Kroger, Jay-C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, King Soopers, City Market, Fry’s, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and Smith’s. Products can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Kroger has removed these items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Salad Toppers Sunflower Kernels 0001111002127 Sell By: DEC0316 and DEC0416 3.5 oz
Kroger Sunflower Kernels 0001111061877 Sell By: DEC1116, DEC1316 and DEC1416 6 oz.
Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix 0001111089869 Sell By: MAR0917, MAR1017, MAR1117 and APR1117 14 oz.

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

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am EDT and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EDT.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Contacts:
Call Center
(Open Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST)
1-866-221-4141

Mail
The Kroger Co.
Customer Relations
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1100

Corporate Switchboard
(513) 762-4000

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

Kate Ward new IR Director Kroger Co.

CINCINNATI, 2015-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced Kate Ward has been promoted to director of investor relations.

Ms. Ward joined Kroger in 2001 as an auditor. In 2005, she moved to capital management, where she has served in several leadership roles, including her current role as manager of finance.

“Kate has been a valuable member of our capital management team for the last 10 years,” said Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. “We are very pleased she will bring her experience to working with our investors and analysts.”

Ms. Ward succeeds Cindy Holmes, who was promoted to senior director of pension investments. Ms. Holmes began her Kroger career in 1990 as a systems analyst in Kroger Technology.

“We thank Cindy for her accomplished service in investor relations, and look forward to her contributions on our pension investments team,” Mr. Schlotman said.

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs more than 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,623 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.  The company also operates 781 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,350 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S.  Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber’sMillion Dollar Club.

Kroger Family of Stores Media Contacts

The Kroger Co. – General Office

Keith Dailey
Director, Media Relations/Corporate Communications
Office: 513-762-1304
Cell: 513-257-4955
Email: keith.dailey@kroger.com

SOURCE The Kroger Co.