BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg Company announced Monday it will recall approximately 10,000 cases of its Eggo Waffles after they were possibly contaminated with the bacteria listeria.
Kellogg said on its website that the only affected product was Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles. No other Eggo products are impacted by the recall, which they are doing voluntarily, according to the company.
No one has fallen sick yet due to the potentially tainted waffles, Kellogg says, and said they are taking the action as part of a “commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat (Kellogg) foods.”
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, 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 Eggo waffles being recalled 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).
The affected product is:
- Kellogg’s ® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles
- UPC Code: 38000 40370
- “Used by” date will read Nov. 21 or 22 of 2017.
- The date code can be found on the side of the package. Images of the product can be found on the Kellogg website.
Kellogg said “a series of routine tests” uncovered the possible contamination risk.
Kellogg is asking that people who purchased the affected product to discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers can call 1-800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, or visit https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html.