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Kroger recalls cheese dips due to Salmonella risk

ROANOKE, Va. – Kroger Mid-Atlantic is recalling cheese dips sold at stores located in Virginia, West Virginia and the eastern portions of Tennessee (Johnson City/Kingsport), Kentucky (Ashland) and Ohio (Belpre/Marietta/Proctorville) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. No customer illnesses have been confirmed to date.

On July 31, the company was notified by supplier Onions 52 that it had received red, yellow, and white onions from Thomson International, Inc., which had been implicated in the salmonella-related outbreak. On August 1, bulk onions sourced from Thomson International, Inc. were removed from sale in stores that had been identified as receiving the affected product. Subsequently, it was determined that several in-store made cheese dips may have used red onions from the produce department as an ingredient.

The dips, which are in plastic containers, were sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020. Items impacted include:

ProductUPC
MURRAY’S CHADS SMOKED GOUDA DIP207083-00000
MURRAY’S JALEPENO JARLSBERG DIP207181-00000
MURRAY’S BACON CHIVE JARLSBERG DIP207182-00000
MURRAY’S SOUTHWESTERN JARLSBERG DIP207185-00000
JARLSBERG DIP207201-00000
JARLSBERG CHEESE SPREAD216407-20000
PIMENTO CHEESE DIP226481-60000
DELI JARLSBERG JALAPENO DIP236293-70000
DELI BACON CHIVE JARLSBERG DIP236294-70000
DELI SOUTHWESTERN JARLSBERG DIP236295-70000
DELI JARLSBERG DIP237462-40000
JARLSBERG DIP247199-00000
DELI JARLSBERG CHEESE DIP286292-70000
DELI APPLEWOOD CHEDDAR DIP286462-20000
DELI BUFFALO BLUE CHEESE SPREAD295095-50000
DELI SOUTHWEST CHEESE SPREAD295408-50000
DELI RANCH CHEESE SPREAD295409-50000

Out of an abundance of caution, these items have been removed from store shelves and the company has initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Customers who have purchased the product described above should not consume it and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement. Additional questions can be directed to Kroger Customer Connect at (800) 576-4377. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to midnight and Saturday – Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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