Everyone knows Eggo products as being a breakfast savior every morning for thier quick toaster-ready convenience. Kellogg's has even coined one of the most popular phrases in American culture, "Leggo my Eggo." Recently, however, this morning treat might need to disappear from your fork and into the trash.
Via routine laboratory testing at Eggo's Atlanta plant, the State of Georgia's Department of Agriculture discovered a contamination of Listeria monocytogens, a type of bacteria that is the direct cause of a disease called Listeriosis, which can also develop into Meningitis.
The GDA lists two specific products by the Kellogg's/Eggo brand with the contamination as follows:
• Kellogg's® Eggo® Cinnamon Toast waffles, 10-count package, UPC code 3800040440 with “Best If Used Before” dates beginning with: NOV22 10 EA, NOV23 10 EA and NOV24 10 EA.
• Kellogg’s® Eggo® Toaster Swirlz™ Cinnamon Roll Minis eight-count package, UPC code 3800023370 with a “Best If Used Before” date beginning with NOV15 10 EA.
If you have either of these products, please exercise caution. For more information about the recall, visit the GDA's site here.
If you'd like to know more about Listeria, it's complications and symptons, the FDA has a detailed article about the bacterium here.
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