• By Dana Sparks

What do you know about the Listeria recall?

September 20, 2016

a plate of breakfast waffles

Check your freezer. The Kellogg Company has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because of listeria concerns.
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HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

Recalled product was distributed to customers and retailers in 25 states (CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WY). The affected product is:

Description: Kellogg's ® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles
UPC Code: 38000 40370
Size: 12.3 oz (10 ct)
Better If Used Before Date: NOV21 17 and NOV22 17
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A listeria infection usually doesn’t cause illness in healthy people. However, it can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns. Symptoms may begin a few days after you've eaten contaminated food, but it may take as long as two months before the first signs and symptoms of infection begin.

If you develop a listeria infection, you may experience:

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Treatment of listeria infection varies, depending on the severity of the signs and symptoms. Most people with mild symptoms require no treatment. More serious infections can be treated with antibiotics.

More from Mayo Clinic about listeria.
More from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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