Listeria Risk Forces Recall of Hard Boiled Eggs at Walmart, Costco, Kroger
Dec. 30, 2019 - A massive recall of hard boiled eggs is expanding to include Eggland's Best eggs, according to a recall notice issued Dec. 23 by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled eggs were sold at grocers nationwide and online, FDA said.
All products were distributed by Almark Foods and produced at their facility in Gainesville, Georgia. Officials say Listeria monocytogenes found in samples collected from the plant during FDA inspections are a genetic match to the outbreak strain.
The recalled hard boiled eggs have "Best If Used By Dates" through March 2, 2020. Click on the link to view a complete list of products affected by the egg recall.
Listeria Monocytogenes Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of a listeria food poisoning infection, or listeriosis, include:
- Upset stomach
While anyone can get listeriosis, those at the highest risk include pregnant women, their unborn babies, elderly people, and individuals who have a weakened immune system. About 1,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with a listeria infection each year, but the actual number of people who develop the illness is likely much higher, as most who get it never seek medical attention, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
If you purchased any eggs that are being recalled, you should not eat them, and either discard them or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the listeria symptoms listed above, contact your doctor immediately. If symptoms are severe, call 911.
Do I Have an Eggland's Best Recall Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one got sick after eating recalled eggs, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.