A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs sold in 34 states including Texas because of a potential for listeria contamination.
Michael Foods, of Minnetonka, is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states.
The eggs carry six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti's, Silverbrook and Wholesome Farms.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the eggs were produced at Michael Foods' plant in Wakefield, Neb., and were bought by food distributors and manufacturers.
There have been no reports of illness connected to the eggs. But, the company says the eggs have the potential to be contaminated with a strain of listeria that can cause serious infections in those with weaker immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The hard-cooked eggs in brine bear lot codes of 1 LOT 1350W through 1 LOT 2025W and expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012
Only lot codes immediately preceded by a “1” AND ending in a “W” are affected, please see the following example:
Here is an example of the lot codes on the packaging: USE BY 11 FEB 12 1 LOT 1362 W
USE BY 11 FEB 12 = Use by Date
1 = line impacted by recall
LOT 1362 = Lot Number
W = Wakefield
A recall of three lot dates was announced on Thursday, January 26. As a precautionary measure, the recall was expanded last week to include additional lot dates.
For further questions regarding this recall, please call Michael Foods at 877-367-3447, Monday through Friday, 7am – 4pm CST.