The Kellogg Company announced a voluntary recall of Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles after a possible Listeria contamination was discovered.
While some 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are to be recalled, no other Kellogg's or Eggo products are affected.
"The company has received no reports of illness to date but is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods," said the Kellogg Company in a statement.
The recall comes after the company's routine tests identified the possible contamination. As soon as the concern was escalated to management, the Kellogg Company swiftly moved to initiate the recall and check if other products have been affected.
The Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles that are the subject of the recall have been distributed to retailers across 25 U.S. states, including Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, New York, Virginia and Wisconsin.
To identify the affected product, simply check the UPC Code and the "Better if Used Before" Date printed on the packaging. The 10-piece 12.3-ounce waffle products affected will have the UPC Code "38000 40370" and a "Better If Used Before" Date set for Nov. 21, 2017 and Nov. 22, 2017.
The Kellogg Company also released a guide on the Eggo website to help customers quickly identify the affected products.
Those who have in their possession the recalled Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are advised to promptly discard the product and get in touch with the Kellogg Company for a refund.
Kellogg joins other companies who have initiated recalls due to possible Listeria contamination. In August, Country Fresh also recalled 30,000 cases of its fresh-cut vegetables, while Bar-S Foods Company did the same in July for more than 372,000 pounds of its hot dog and corn dog products.
Other Kellogg's Recalls
Back in June, the Kellogg Company also announced a recall after one of its suppliers recalled its own wheat flour for potential peanut residue. The products affected by the recall include items from the lines Famous Amos, Keebler, Murray, Mother's and Special K and have been distributed both in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Listeria Health Effects
In healthy individuals, a Listeria monocytogenes infection will only result in short-term symptoms like severe headaches, high fevers, nausea, stiffness, diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, those with weak immune systems, like the elderly, those already sick and young children, run the risk of acquiring serious and sometimes even fatal infections. Additionally, a Listeria infection can cause stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
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