Check Your Fridge- 1 Million Eggs Recalled In Colorado, 33 States
The same bacteria that was found in cantaloupe from a Colorado farm earlier this year, that sickened and even killed some that consumed it, listeria, is feared to have contaminated more than a million hard-cooked eggs. A Minnesota food company said it is recalling the hard cooked eggs after lab testing by a third party revealed that some eggs may have been contaminated.
The company determined that a repair project in a packaging room was the likely source of contamination.
The eggs are sold under six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms; GFS; Glenview Farms; Papetti’s; Silverbrook; and Wholesome Farms. Only lot codes immediately preceded by a “1″ AND ending in a “W” are affected.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy people may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, the infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Have questions about the recall? Call Michael Foods at 877-367-3447, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.