Hard-boiled eggs, egg products recalled from Walmart, Trader Joe’s, more stores nationwide

Nearly 80 different hard-boiled egg varieties sold by more than 30 brands have been recalled by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia.

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Eggs are being recalled because of a Listeria outbreak

In December 2019, U.S. health officials investigating a listeria outbreak are telling food service operators not to use hard-boiled eggs sold by the Georgia company Almark Foods.

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Hard-boiled eggs and egg products are being recalled from stores nationwide related toa deadly listeria outbreak.

Nearly 80 different hard-boiled egg varieties sold by more than 30 brands have been recalled byAlmark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, according to a recall notice onthe U.S. Food and Drug Administration site.

Products made with eggs including two types of salads sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with listeria, which can cause seriousand at times deadly infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

Trader Joe’s Egg Salad in 6-ouncequantities, as well as 20-ouncecontainers of Trader Joe’s Old Fashioned Potato Saladdated for use through Dec. 27, are being voluntarily pulled from the shelves by Bakkavor Foods USA,according to the recall.

The products may have been contaminated by broken egg white products,supplied by Almark, which may have contained Listeria monocytogenes.

Almark is at the center of a multistate outbreak that the FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health officials announced Dec. 18, which sickened seven people in five states. One death has been reported and four people have been hospitalized.

Two days later, Almark recalled 20, 23, and 25 pound plastic pails of eggs “sold primarily to further processing plants of egg products and restaurant chain suppliers,”according toa recall notice.

This week, Almark expanded the recall to products sold directly to consumers with“Best If Used By” dates up through March 2, 2020.

A full list of recalled products was posted on the FDA website and includes hard-boiled eggs and cooked egg products sold under the following brand names: Eggland’s Best, Kirkland Signature, Great Value, Fresh Thyme, Everyday Essentials, Food Club, Fresh Thyme, Giant Eagle and Great Day.

Those who are healthy but become ill may experience high fever, severe headaches, nausea and other symptoms. Listeria can also cause pregnant women to miscarry or to have a stillbirth.

According to the recall, customers who have purchased these products are urged to “immediately discard and not consume the products.” For questions, call Almark Foods’ Customer Helpline at 877-546-0454 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET.

Trader Joe’s recall

The egg and potato salad products were sent to Trader Joe’s markets throughout the U.S. The affected states are Alabama, Connecticut,Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.The products were also delivered to stores in Washington, D.C.

If you have purchased one of these items, company officials say to toss it immediately or take it back to where you bought it andreceive a full refund.

The Fresh Market also announced Tuesday on its website the recallof select products that contained eggs from Almark.

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