Hard-Boiled Egg Recall Linked to Deadly Listeria Outbreak
As reported by CBSNews.com, hard-boiled eggs and egg salads linked to a deadly listeria outbreak have been recalled from major food retailers including Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Walmart, Costco and ShopRite. National brands affected by the recall include Eggland’s Best, Pete & Gerry’s, Rainbow Farms and Vital Farms. Food manufacturers including Great American Deli have recalled products sold to convenience stores and vending machines in 21 states across the south and mid-west.
Hard-boiled egg recall linked to deadly listeria outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has assessed that hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark are contaminated with listeria and that these eggs have made people sick in several states: Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. One person in Texas died as a result of the bacterial infection and four others were hospitalized.
Consumers should click here for an FDA list of recalled egg products and then check for a “Best If Used By” date that starts with a G, which stands for manufactured at the Gainesville facility. The FDA advises consumers not to eat any of these products and to discard them.
Symptoms of listeria infection
According to the Mayo clinic, listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women (and their fetuses) and people with impaired immune systems. Listeria infections are rare and they are most commonly contracted from improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products.
Healthy people do not usually become sick from a listeria infection but it can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns, which is why pregnant mothers are discouraged from eating deli lunch meat without heating to a certain temperature. People with weakened immune systems are also at higher risk of suffering life-threatening complications. Treatment includes a course of antibiotics.
Symptoms of listeria infection include fever, nausea, muscle aches, and diarrhea. If the infection spreads to your nervous system, symptoms may include loss of balance, convulsions, stiff neck, headaches and confusion/disorientation. Symptoms can show up between a few days and 30 days after ingesting the bacteria.
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