Hard-boiled eggs and egg products are being recalled from stores nationwide related to a deadly listeria outbreak.
Nearly 80 different hard-boiled egg varieties sold by more than 30 brands have been recalled by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, according to a recall notice on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration site.
Products made with eggs including two types of salads sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause serious and at times deadly infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
Trader Joe’s Egg Salad in 6-ounce quantities, as well as 20-ounce containers of Trader Joe’s Old Fashioned Potato Salad dated for use through Dec. 27, are being voluntarily pulled from the shelves by Bakkavor Foods USA, according to the recall.
The products may have been contaminated by broken egg white products, supplied by Almark, which may have contained Listeria monocytogenes.
This week, Almark expanded the recall to products sold directly to consumers with “Best If Used By” dates up through March 2, 2020.
A full list of recalled products was posted on the FDA website and includes hard-boiled eggs and cooked egg products sold under the following brand names: Eggland’s Best, Kirkland Signature, Great Value, Fresh Thyme, Everyday Essentials, Food Club, Fresh Thyme, Giant Eagle and Great Day.
Those who are healthy but become ill may experience high fever, severe headaches, nausea and other symptoms. Listeria can also cause pregnant women to miscarry or to have a stillbirth.
According to the recall, customers who have purchased these products are urged to “immediately discard and not consume the products.” For questions, call Almark Foods’ Customer Helpline at 877-546-0454 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
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