Hard Boiled Eggs Recalled for Listeria
Dec. 30, 2019 - Kirkland Signature hard boiled eggs are being recalled from Costco stores nationwide because they may be contaminated with listeria, according to an FDA Recall Notice issued on December 23.
At least 7 people have fallen ill with a listeria infection, including 1 person who died from complications, in a 5-state food poisoning outbreak linked to contaminated hard boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia.
Almark recalled bulk supplies of hard boiled eggs on Dec. 20 after routine testing identified the presence of listeria bacteria in samples taken from the company's plant in Gainesville, FDA said. The eggs were sold in white plastic buckets to restaurants and other food service companies.
On Dec. 23, Almark expanded its recall to include hard boiled eggs sold in grocery stores under a variety of brands, including Eggland’s Best, Pete & Gerry’s, Simple Truth, and Kirkland Signature. The eggs have “Best if used by” dates that start with a “G,” meaning they were manufactured in Gainesville. The dates run through March 2, FDA said.
Kirkland Signature eggs are sold exclusively at Costco stores nationwide and online at the Costco website.
Listeria Monocytogenes Symptoms
Although anyone can get a listeria infection, the illness is particularly dangerous for cancer patients, pregnant women, people on dialysis, elderly people, and those with a weakened immune system. Symptoms typically start within 1 to 4 weeks of eating contaminated food, and include:
- Muscle aches
- Stiff neck
- Loss of balance
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms after eating hard boiled eggs, you should talk to your doctor immediately. Most listeria infections are treated with antibiotics.
Do I Have a Kirkland Eggs Recall 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 Kirkland Eggs Recall 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 hard boiled eggs, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.