A strain of strain of Kroger cakes that is turning to the pound cake strain has been linked to the death of a woman in Georgia, where she had reportedly fallen ill.
A post on social media Thursday said a woman from Atlanta fell ill with “a small amount of Kampers” and later died in a hospital.
A Kroger spokesperson said the company is working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Health Services to determine if the strain was linked to her death.
A representative for Kroger said Friday that the company was working with state and local health authorities and that there is no evidence to indicate the strain caused the woman’s death.
Krogers spokeswoman Kim Bowers said the strain has not been tested for any illnesses, and that the strain is being recalled to address any safety concerns.
The strain has “a strong negative impact on the customer,” she said in a statement.
“This strain is not an ingredient in the Kamper Cake products.”
The strain is the same as the one that was linked last year to the deaths of two women in Florida.
That strain also is linked to other foodborne illnesses.
The Georgia State Board of Health has reported no other deaths linked to Kroger Bakery’s strain of Kamps.