If your morning breakfast plans involved frozen waffles, you might want to think again: a major recall of Eggo Waffles has hit 25 states, affecting approximately 10,000 cases of the waffles. Which Eggo Waffle boxes have been recalled? The Nutri-Grain Eggo Waffles are the flavor affected so far in this recall. The company that makes the waffles, Kellog Co., has voluntarily recalled the boxes after it was discovered they may be contaminated with listeria.
The company said that it has received no reports of illness so far, but that the discovery was made during routine testing, according to CNN.
If you have a box of the popular breakfast food in your freezer, have a look at the label to see if its been affected by the recall. Look for the flavor "Whole Wheat" flavor of the Nutri-Grain style waffles in a 10-count box.
The Best-By date will be listed as NOV 21 2017 or NOV 22 2017 and under the bar code, check for CPU code: 3800040370
The states affected by the recall so far are: 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
Listeria is a bacteria that is often the culprit of food poisoning outbreaks that prompts recalls. The bacteria causes listeriosis, which feels like typical food poisoning (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps) but may be more risky for women who are pregnant. Listeriosis can also become serious even in previously healthy people, so it's important to pay attention to symptoms and remember to stay hydrated.
The last outbreak of listeria in the U.S. was from frozen vegetables. It caused three deaths and prompted a recall of 11 frozen food products from CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington. All nine people who were sickened with listeria were hospitalized and the cases were investigated by the CDC.
Food items are generally recalled because they have been exposed to some kind of bacteria that could cause illness, illness after eating the food has been reported by consumers or the company realizes that the food has been mislabeled or compromised in some way — such as not declaring possible exposure to peanuts on the packaging, or the possible presence of fragments of plastic from a manufacturing accident.
Last week, Publix voluntarily recalled their Apple Coffee Cakes after they realized they have been exposed to metal shavings due to a factory error.
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