Some Eggo brand waffles recalled for listeria concerns

A local grocery chain has announced a recall of some Eggo Waffle varieties, due to listeria concerns.

Giant Food says they have pulled Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, made by the Kellogg Company, off the shelves, because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, 12.3 oz., 10-ct Carton, UPC 3800040370, with Best Before Dates of NOV 21 17 and NOV 22 17.

Giant says they haven’t received any reports of illnesses at this time.

Officials say that Listeria is a common organism found in nature, but that eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.

Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but according to Officials, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea, and fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Those who have purchased the Eggo products listed above, should throw away any unused portions, and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Kellogg’s at 1-800-962-1416, or Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426.

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