Kellogg has voluntarily recalled its Eggo waffle product after reports of possible Listeria contamination.
The food company initiated the voluntary recall when their routine testing in their processing plant showed that its whole wheat Eggo waffles may have been tainted with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that often found in contaminated food.
Kellogg Eggo Listeria Scare
According to a notice from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall order covers roughly 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s 12.3 oz (10 ct) whole wheat Eggo waffle with the UPC Code 38000 40370 and with the Better if Used Before Date of NOV21 17 and NOV22 17.
Although Listeria monocytogenes pose no serious threat to healthy individuals, it can, however, cause serious and sometimes fatal complications among young children, older adults, and others with weakened immune systems, the FDA noted.
Some of the notable symtomps of Listeria contamination include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The report added that if not properly addressed, Listeria infection could cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Based on the order document, there have been no injuries reported connected with the possible listeria scare. The specific batch of Kellogg Eggo waffle has been distributed to 25 states across the country.
The company, in its website, urged the public who have bought the product specified in the recall order to discard it or ask for a full refund. Anyone who has concerns connected with the recall order may contact the company at 1-800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6p.m. ET or by contacting the company’s Consumer Affairs.