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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 [1] 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 [2] 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 foodservice operators.

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Listeria Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a listeria infection, or listeriosis, include:

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

If the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Confusion or changes in alertness
  • Loss of balance
  • Convulsions

Source: Mayo Clinic [3]

To learn more about the symptoms of food poisoning, please visit our page detailing the different symptoms: food poisoning symptoms

CDC Recommendation

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.

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What Is the Main Issue With Almark Foods Eggs?

The main issue with Almark Foods eggs is a multi-state outbreak of listeria monocytogenes linked to their hard-boiled egg products. This contamination has resulted in severe illnesses and at least one death, prompting significant health concerns and legal actions.

Which Almark Foods Products Were Recalled?

The Almark foods products that were recalled include all bulk, fresh, hard-boiled eggs produced at Almark Foods’ Gainesville, Georgia, plant. These eggs were packaged in various-sized plastic pails and distributed nationwide for use by foodservice operators.

What Should Consumers Do if They Have Purchased the Recalled Eggs?

Consumers who have purchased the recalled eggs should discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a refund. Additionally, it is advised to wash and sanitize all surfaces in refrigerators or freezers where the eggs were stored to prevent further contamination.

Has Anyone Been Affected by the Listeria Outbreak Linked to Almark Foods Eggs?

Yes, at least seven people in five states have been affected by the listeria outbreak linked to Almark Foods eggs. Of those affected, four required hospitalization, and one person has died from complications related to the infection.

What Is the Eggland’s Best Scandal?

The Eggland’s Best scandal involves a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of misleading consumers by labeling their eggs as containing “25% less saturated fat than regular eggs.” This claim led consumers to pay a premium for what they believed to be a healthier product. The lawsuit aims to cover all consumers who purchased these products under the false belief of their superior health benefits. The case highlights concerns over false advertising and consumer deception related to food products.

Do I Have an Almark Foods Egg Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP 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 food poisoning lawsuit and we can help.

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