August 28, 2014

Michael Foods Recalls Hard-Cooked Eggs Packed in Brine

Hard Cooked EggsAfter smaller recalls stretching back to January 27, 2012, Michael Foods Inc. is recalling specific lots of hard-cooked eggs packed in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use. The recall totals more than 150,000 pounds of eggs in 24 production lot dates. The eggs were produced at the company’s Wakefield, Nebraska facility and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

There have been no “confirmed” reports of illness in connection with consumption of this product. You can see all of the product labels at the FDA site.

Product details:

  • Hard-cooked eggs packed in brine
  • In 10- and 25-pound pails
  • Produced at Wakefield, Nebraska plant under these brand names:
    • Columbia Valley Farms
    • GFS
    • Glenview Farms
    • Papetti’s
    • Silverbrook
    • Wholesome Farms
  • Lot codes of 1 LOT 1350W through 1 LOT 2025W
  • Expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012

Only lot codes immediately preceded by the number “1″ AND ending in the letter “W” are affected. The number “1″ is the line affected by the recall, and the “W” stands for “Wakefield”. The FDA says that three lot dates were recalled on January 26, 2012, although Food Poisoning Bulletin has been unable to locate a public posting of that recall, and there is no listing of that recall on that date on the FSIS site.

The eggs were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers located in these states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

The eggs were not sold directly to consumers by Michael Foods. But the companies that bought the eggs from Michael Foods used them in products that were sold to retail outlets or used in foodservice settings. If you believe you purchased these eggs, contact the original place of purchase.

Lab testing revealed that some of the eggs may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. That bacteria is serious because listeriosis kills about 20 to 30% of the people who contract it. Apparently, a repair project in the packaging room was the “likely” source of contamination. If you have questions, please call Michael Foods at 1-877-367-3447, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm EST.

Here’s the timeline of the different recalls relating to Michael Foods hard-cooked eggs:

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