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Let Go Of Those Eggos

Kellogg Co. announced on its website yesterday that it has recalled 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria [1].  No other Eggo products are affected by this recall, but this isn’t the first such recall for Kellogg’s Eggo brand. In 2009, the FDA found listeria [2] at an Atlanta plant that made Eggo Buttermilk Waffles. In January 2010, the FDA sent the company [3] a letter criticizing its safety standards.  The company said it has received no reports of illnesses and that it learned of the potential problem after routine tests.

Symptoms of listeria may include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In pregnant women, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.  If you have recently eaten an Eggo Nutri-Grain Waffle and develop any of these symptoms, contact your physician.  Listeria is treatable with antibiotics, but may lead to  serious infections and or death in children, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.

The recalled waffles are available in 10-count packs with “Best if used by” dates of November 21, 2017, and November 22, 2017, which can be found on the side of the package. You can also look for the UPC product code on the label.  The company is asking consumers to throw away the affected products and contact Kellogg for a full refund by calling 1-800-962-1413 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by visiting its website.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury related to the consumption of tainted food, please call us for a free evaluation.  We have worked with many cases just like yours, and have helped many of our clients maximize their compensation for damages they have suffered.

Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: October 7, 2016

[1] http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/index.html

[2] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm181301.htm

[3] http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm200383.htm



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