Michael Foods, Inc. recently announced a recall of specific lot dates of hard-cooked eggs in brine sold in 10 and 25 pound pails. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.Â Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The hard-cooked eggs in brine are labeled under six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti’s, Silverbrook, Wholesome Farms; and have lot codes of 1 LOT 1350W through 1 LOT 2025W and expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012. Only lot codes immediately preceded by a â€œ1â€ AND ending in a â€œWâ€ are affected.
No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria.
According to the recall notice, consumers who believe they might have purchased products affected by the recall, or those who are unsure, should contact the original place of purchase. For further information, contact the company at 877-367-3447, Monday through Friday, 8am â€“ 5pm EST.
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