Michael Foods, Inc. is now recalling hard-cooked eggs that were sold for institutional use because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a potentially-deadly foodborne pathogen. The eggs in question were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers in 34 states. Despite the fact that none of the eggs were sold at the retail level, food distributors could have used them in products which were purchased by retail consumers.
Michael Foods Egg Recall Update 2/3/12: The following establishments are recalling eggs and egg products distributed to them by Michael Foods, Inc. because of the potential for Listeria contamination:
- Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens
- Greencore USA
- Wegmans Food Market, Inc.
- GH Foods SW
- F&S Produce Company Inc.
- Harold Food Co.
- Spartan Stores
- Grand Strand Sandwich Company
Free Michael Foods Egg Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after consuming Michael Foods eggs included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Michael Foods and we can help.
What’s the problem?
February 1, 2012 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Michael Foods, Inc. is currently recalling hard-cooked eggs in brine in 10 and 25 pound pails produced at its Wakefield, Nebraska facility, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The eggs in question are labeled under the following brand names:
- Columbia Valley Farms
- Glenview Farms
- Wholesome Farms
These products bear lot codes of 1LOT through 1LOT 2025W, and expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012. Please note that only lot codes beginning with a ‘1’ and ending with a ‘W’ are affected by this recall.
The recalled eggs were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV.
Michael Foods has stated that it is working with customers who purchased eggs affected by this recall to ensure that all potentially contaminated products are off the market. Consumers who believe they may have purchased any eggs or egg products included in this recall should discard them immediately or return them to the place of purchase. To date, there have been no confirmed illnesses reported in connection with this recall.
This recall was initiated after an investigation revealed a repair project that took place in the packaging room as the likely source of the contamination. According to the FDA warning, the company has taken a number of corrective steps to address the issue and prevent future outbreaks.
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