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Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP | Sep 20, 2016

Listeria Threat Prompts Kellogg to Recall Eggo Waffles

Categories: Product Liability, Personal Injury

Kellogg Co. has issued a recall of about 10,000 cases of Eggo Waffles due to concerns over listeria.

Fear of listeria contamination has led Kellogg Co. to recall about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles. The recall affects consumers in the following 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, and WY.

Which product has been recalled? The recall is specifically for Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 10-count boxes – UPC code 38000 40370, and “Better If Used Before” date of November 22, 2017.

What is listeria? Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause serious infections, and even fatal infections in young children and frail or elderly individuals. Healthy individuals who are exposed to listeria often suffer symptoms such as high fever, headache, and nausea. Pregnant women should also take extreme precaution, as listeria can result in stillbirths and miscarriages.

Did you purchase Eggo waffles?

Here are the steps you should take:

  1. Find out if you live in a state affected by this recall
  2. Check your freezer for Eggo waffles
  3. See if the UPC code and use-by date match those included in the recall
  4. Discard any recalled waffles, as they could be contaminated with listeria

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