Frozen Eggo waffles are the latest food to be hit with a recall due to possibly being contaminated with the listeria bacteria.
So far, 10,000 cases of the Kellogg’s® Eggo®Nutri-Grain®Whole Wheat Waffles have been pulled from the shelves. No illnesses have occurred from the possible listeria contamination, as the bacteria was discovered during routine testing at their Battle Creek, Michigan production facility.
The recalled waffles have been distributed 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
The only affected products are the 10 count, 12.3 ounce containers of the waffles with expiration dates between Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, 2017 and the UPC code 3800 40370.
If you have purchased a package of waffles affected by the recall, you are advised to throw it away immediately. Contact Kellogg at 1-800-962-1413 on Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm to receive a full refund for your product. You may also contact them via their website.
Symptoms of listeriosis can occur 3 to 70 days after the initial contamination. According to the National Health Service, you may be experiencing listeriosis if you are experiencing:
- A high temperature (fever) 100.4F or above
- Muscle ache or pain
- Feeling or being sick
For most people, the bacteria will go away on its own, though it can be especially damaging to pregnant women as it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. It can also be dangerous for those who have a compromised immune system or for the elderly population.