Kellogg recalls some Eggo waffles over listeria fear

Listeria  monocytogenes (blue) and other Listeria  species (white).
(Image courtesy of Brian Saunders, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Food Laboratory Division)
Listeria monocytogenes (blue) and other Listeria species (white). (Image courtesy of Brian Saunders, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Food Laboratory Division)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.

Listeria can cause serious and even deadly infections. It primarily affects the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and people with weak immune systems.

RECALL: Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles

  • Package Size: 10 Box Count (12.3 oz)
  • Package UPC Code: 38000 40370
  • With Best If Used By Date of: NOV 21 17 or NOV 22 17

The Battle Creek, Michigan company said Monday it has received no reports of illnesses. Kellogg says it learned of the potential problem after routine tests.

The recalled waffles are available in 10-count packs with “Used by” dates of Nov. 21, 2017 and Nov. 22, 2017. Kellogg Co., which also makes Frosted Flakes and Special K, said no other Eggo products were affected.

The recalled product was sold in 25 states, including Massachusetts.

The company says people who bought the products should throw them away and contact it for a full refund.

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