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If You Bought These Foods at Kroger, Food Lion, or Harris Teeter, Don't Eat Them

They may contain "pieces of brown hard plastic."

A major recall of bagged salad products sold at Kroger, Walmart, and more grocery stores was recently announced on Oct. 29. Alas, it's not the only food safety alert that should be on your radar right now.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just posted a recall announcement from Ukrop's Homestyle Foods on Nov. 1, which alerts the public to the possible presence of "pieces of brown hard plastic" in several ready-made salad products sold at some of the same supermarkets.

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The recalled products may contain "pieces of brown hard plastic."


According to the recall notice, members of Ukrop's Homestyle Food production team discovered "pieces of brown hard plastic in a supplier ingredient, which could be a choking hazard." Out of an abundance of caution, seven types of prepared salads and wraps were recalled.

In total, 6 products are being recalled.

Kroger salad recall
Courtesy of the FDA

The list of recalled products includes 12.6-ounce Chef Salads, 13.1-ounce Chicken and Bacon Cobb Salads, 10-ounce Chicken Caesar Salads, and 12.5-ounce Southwestern Style Salads. Additional items include 12.5-ounce Chicken Caesar Wraps, as well as 6.95-ounce packages of Garden Side Salads and Mexican Side Salads. All of the impacted items have a "Sell-By" date of 10-24-21except for the Chicken Caesar Wraps, which have a "Sell By" date of 10-23-21.

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The recalled items were sold at three major grocery stores.


"All of the retail locations have been notified and are removing the product from the shelves," the recall notice says of Kroger stores in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia; Food Lion stores in North Carolina and Virginia; the Harris Teeter store in Williamsburg, Va.; and the Ukrop's Market Hall in Richmond, Va.

So far, there have been no reports of adverse reactions.


So far, no illnesses or injuries related to the consumption of the recalled items have been reported. However, some of the products may still be stored in shoppers' refrigerators.

"Consumers who purchased the product should return it to the retailer where purchased for a full refund," the recall notice posted by the FDA reads.

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Amanda McDonald
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