(KMSP) - Kellogg's has announced a recall of approximately 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall only affects Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles. 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," Kellogg's said in a statement.
The recalled waffles were 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).
Product: Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, 10-count box
UPC: 38000 40370
Sell by date: NOV21 17 and NOV22 17
The date code can be found on the side of the package.
The recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination. As soon as they learned of a potential concern, Kellogg's 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, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET or by visiting https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html