Almark Foods Egg Salmonella Outbreak Over: CDC
March 4, 2020 – CDC has announced that the salmonella outbreak linked to hard-boiled eggs produced and distributed by Almark Foods, Inc., is over. All recalled products are now past their “best by” dates, and the FDA investigation into the cluster of illnesses has been completed. Almark Foods has discontinued the production of hard-boiled eggs at its Gainesville, Georgia, facility.
Almark Eggs Recalled for Listeria Contamination
Dec. 23, 2019 – Almark Foods has issued a nationwide recall for “Hard-Boiled and Peeled Eggs in white plastic pails with white plastic lids” due to potential listeria contamination, according to an FDA recall notice issued Friday.
Products affected by the recall include: Almark Foods Hard Cooked Broken Egg Whites, Almark Hard-cooked Eggs, Egggs Select Whole Hard Cooked Peeled Eggs, Nic’s Peeled Pearls 23lb Salad Grade Hard-Boiled Eggs, Nic’s Peeled Pearls, Nic’s Salad Grade Hard-boiled Eggs, Rainbow Farms 20 LB Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs, Rainbow Farms 23 LB Hard Cooked Peeled Eggs, Rainbow Farms 23 LB Hard Cooked Peeled Eggs in Vinegar, Rainbow Farms 25 LB Hard Cooked, Peeled Eggs, and Sutherland’s Food Service Inc., Premium Hard Cooked Peeled Select Whole Eggs.
The recalled eggs were distributed to food service companies in Georgia, California, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, and Arizona. The eggs were packaged in 20, 23, and 25 pound plastic pails, and sold primarily to further processing plants of egg products and restaurant chain suppliers. You can view the package sizes, Product ID, and use-by dates of these products on the FDA recall notice.
What’s the Problem?
Dec. 19, 2019 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and various other state and local health authorities are investigating a multi-state outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that has sickened at least 7 people in 5 states. Of those sickened, 4 people required hospitalization, and 1 person died from complications.
The warning affects bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Gainesville, Georgia-based Almark Foods. The eggs were peeled, hard-boiled, and packaged in plastic pails of various sizes for use by food service operators.
Signs and symptoms of a listeria infection, or listeriosis, include:
- Muscle aches
If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:
- Stiff neck
- Confusion or changes in alertness
- Loss of balance
Source: Mayo Clinic
The eggs have not been officially recalled; however, due to the potential severity of listeria infections, CDC is warning that Almark eggs should not be sold, purchased or eaten. The agency further advises people who may be at an increased risk for infection to throw away any store-bought hard-boiled eggs or products containing hard-boiled eggs, such as egg salad.
If you purchased any eggs affected by the recall, you should discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a refund.
Also, be sure to wash and sanitize all surfaces in your refrigerator or freezer where the eggs were stored.
Do I Have an Almark Foods Egg Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Almark Foods Egg Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new listeria cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one got sick after eating eggs, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.