If you’re a fan of hot waffles for breakfast, you’ll want to read on.
Kellogg’s has voluntarily issued a recall of its popular Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles.
The move involves recalling 10,000 cases of the product across 25 states, and it’s happening amidst fears that the breakfast item could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
According to the mega-company, there have been no reports of illness, but the recall is happening as a precautionary measure and Kellogg’s is requesting that customers who have purchased the product, discard it.
The FDA’s posting about the decision states that: “The recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination. As soon as the company learned of a potential concern, it moved quickly to identify any foods that might be impacted and resolve the issue.”
The twenty-five states involved in the recall include: CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, and WY.
The waffles involved are Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, with UPC code 38000 40370, size 12.3 oz (10 ct), and a best before date of November 21st and 22nd, 2017.
But what’s all the fuss about, really? Listeria can cause serious infection, which can potentially be fatal.
Older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems are those who are most at risk.
However, rest at ease. Most of the food in the local supermarket is something that consumers can buy and eat, worry-free. If you feel anxious about it and wish to know about other recent food recalls just to be certain, click here.