Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Whole Wheat Waffles Due to Potential Health Risk
On September 19, 2016, Kellogg Company announced a voluntary recall of approximately 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The company has received no reports of illness to date but is taking this action as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods.
How to Identify The Recalled Product
Recalled product was distributed to customers and retailers in 25 states (CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WY).
The affected product is:
|Description||UPC Code||Size||Better If Used Before Date|
|Kellogg’s ® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles||38000 40370||12.3 oz (10 ct)||NOV21 17 and NOV22 17|
The date code can be found on the side of the package. Images of the product can be found at www.Kelloggs.com/eggorecall.
The recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination. As soon as the company learned of a potential concern, it moved quickly to identify any foods that might be impacted and resolve the issue.
Kellogg is asking that people who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers can call 1.800.962.1413, Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm (ET) or by visiting www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html.
Source: US Food and Drug Administration