Leggo your Eggos?
More like leggo nearly ALL Eggos, the company behind these delicious breakfast products insists.
Allow us to explain why…
Approximately 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being voluntarily recalled in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria, Kellogg Co. announced Monday on its website.
The Michigan-based company emphasized it has received no reports of illnesses just yet, having learned of the potential issue following a battery of routine tests.
It’s important to note that no other Eggo products are affected by this recall.
(It’s also important to mention that we don’t know what type of waffles the character "11" in Stranger Things preferred.)
(Let’s hope it isn’t Whole Wheat. She’s been through enough.)
Listeria can cause serious infections, especially in young people, the frail or elderly, along with anyone with a weakened immune system.
Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
In pregnant women, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
In very extreme cases, infection can spread into areas of the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system and actually be fatal.
Fortunately, listeria is treatable with antibiotics.
But you should call your physician as soon as possible if you think you may have been infected.
This isn’t the first such recall for Kellogg’s Eggo brand.
In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration found listeria at an Atlanta plant that produced Eggo Buttermilk Waffles.
In January 2010, the FDA sent the company a letter criticizing its safety standards.
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.
Kellogg’s is asking patrons to throw away the affected products and contact the company 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.
Click HERE to take the latter step.
Said Kellog’s in a statement…
“Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
"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.”
If you wish to follow your own waffles recipes, just click on the preceding link.