Lancaster Foods is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 3 brands of already-expired Robinson Fresh, Lancaster, and Giant brand Kale, Spinach and Collard Green products produced at the company’s Jessup, Maryland facility. This recall is due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No related illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled products are beyond their “Best If Used By Date”.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer 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. Consumers with these symptoms should immediately consult their health care provider.

The recall was initiated after notification that a random sample of a single bag of Chopped Kale Greens product with a “BEST IF USED BY May 1 2023” date collected by the New York Agriculture and Markets Food Safety Division tested positive for the Listeria pathogen.

A listing of products subject to this recall are summarized at the end of this announcement. Products can be identified by using the UPC or Item Number codes and the Best if Used by Dates outlined in the table below. These products were distributed through retailers and distributors in the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Retailers and distributors have been instructed to ensure the recalled products are removed from all inventories. Consumers who might still have the recalled products in their refrigerators should discard the items and they should not be consumed.


Item NumberBrandPack/SizeUPC CodesDescriptionBest If Used By Date
00682ROBINSON FRESH8/16 OZ0-95829-60015-9KALE GREENSMay 01 2023
00619ROBINSON FRESH6/32 OZ0-95829-60016-6KALE GREENSMay 01 2023
78983GIANT12/8 OZ6-88267-09813-0CURLY LEAF SPINACHApril 29 2023
00684ROBINSON FRESH8/16 OZ0-95829-60006-7COLLARD GREENSMay 01 2023
01907GIANT8/16 OZ6-88267-05311-5COLLARD GREENSMay 01 2023