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Kellogg recalls 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles over listeria bug fear

Douglas Yu

By Douglas Yu+

20-Sep-2016
Last updated on 20-Sep-2016 at 10:27 GMT2016-09-20T10:27:59Z

Contamination fears have prompted recall of Eggo waffles in 25 states across US
Contamination fears have prompted recall of Eggo waffles in 25 states across US

Kellogg has voluntarily recalled around 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles over fears they may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes listeriosis.

The company discovered the potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination as a result of routine testing.

The affected product is the 12.3 oz (10-count) pack of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles with better-if-used-before-date of Nov.21, 2017 and Nov. 22, 2017. The package UPC code 38000 40370.

Distributed across 25 states

The waffles were distributed to customers and retailers in 25 states, including states on the East Coast, the Mid West and the Rocky Mountain region.

Kellogg encourages consumers who bought the affected product to discard it or contact the company for a full refund. 

The company has not received any reports of illness so far, and said no other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.

"As soon as the company learned of a potential concern, it moved quickly to identify any foods that might be impacted and resolve the issue," stated the US Food & Drug Administration.

This site previously reported the company received a federal warning in 2011 after Listeria monocytogenes were found in its Georgia cookie plant, where Kellogg manufactured a variety of Keebler and Famous Amos cookies.

How to identify the recalled product

What is Listeriosis?

Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A person with listeriosis usually has fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

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