Kellogg Recalls Whole Wheat Waffles Due to Possible Health Risk
The Kellogg Company is issuing a voluntary recall on approximately 10,000 cases of their Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they may have been contaminated with listeria.
About the Kellogg Eggo Waffle Recall
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall is targeting this single Eggo waffle product, which showed the potential for listeria during a routine test for contaminates.
Listeria monocytogenes have the potential to cause fatal infections in the young, frail, and elderly populations, as well as severe complications in pregnant women.
Kellogg is urging consumers to discard the recalled products and contact Kellogg for a full refund. Kellogg has received no reports of illnesses thus far.
Description of the Recalled Eggo Waffles
The recalled products are found in the following package size and with certain UPC codes and Best if Used By dates:
- Package size: 10 Box count (12.3 oz)
- UPC code: 38000 40370
- Best if used by date: NOV 21 17 or NOV 22 17
The recalled products were distributed and retailed in 25 states: CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WY.)
Information on Listeria Infections
According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), listeria is a bacteria found in soil, water, and some animals, such as poultry and cattle. Listeria can be found in a variety of food sources, including raw milk, soft cheeses, deli meats and hotdogs, or raw vegetables. Listeria can live in food processing plants where it can contaminate a variety of processed foods.
Symptoms of a listeria infection, or listeriosis, include:
- Muscle aches
- Other gastrointestinal symptoms
If you experience any of these symptoms after eating a recalled product, seek medical care immediately