September 1, 2007
Kroger says it's recalling its store-brand "Southern-Style" and "Mustard" potato salads because of what agriculture officials call concerns they've been tainted with E. coli bacteria.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture and Kroger advised consumers
not to eat the potato salads if they have a "best if used by" date of September 5th.
The department tested some of the potato salad during routine
food safety sampling, and found it positive for E. coli, which can cause intestinal sickness and other problems.
The department said no illnesses have been reported and additional samples analyzed by a third-party laboratory used by Kroger tested negative.