January 18, 2020

Almark Eggs Secondary Recalls For Listeria Monocytogenes Listed

Since Almark Foods recalled their hard boiled eggs on December 20, 2019, there have been several secondary recalls issued for products made with those eggs. There is a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to those eggs, although none of these recalled products have been associated with that outbreak. We are keeping the recalls here so you can refer to them if necessary. The deadly outbreak has sickened 7 people in 5 states. One person who lived in Texas died and four people have been hospitalized. The illness onset dates in this outbreak range start on April 10, 2019. That's pretty typical for a listeriosis outbreak, since investigators use the PulseNet system to find people sickened by the same bacterial strain. These are all of the recalls of Almark Foods hard boiled eggs … [Read more...]

Great American Deli Egg Salad Sandwich Recalled For Listeria

Great American Deli of Ooltewah, Tennessee is recalling their Egg Salad Sandwich for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  The eggs were supplied by Knott's Fine Foods, which buys hard cooked eggs from Almark Foods. There is a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak associated with Almark Foods hard-boiled eggs, but there are no reports of illness related to the consumption of these egg salad sandwiches. The recalled product is GAD #114 Egg Salad Sandwich sold in 4.8 ounce packages. The UPC number on the product is 7-41431-00114-2. The affected lots are: 19094, 19107, 19129, 19155, 19158, 19218, 19237, 19259, 19274, 19297, 19304, 19310, 19322, 19336. The product could have been sold in these states through convenience stores, micro markets and vending machines: Wisconsin, Iowa, … [Read more...]

FDA Updates Almark Foods Eggs Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak

The FDA has updated the Almark Foods Eggs Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened 7 people in 5 states. Secondary recalls have been announced, including one where Almark recalled all of its hard-boiled egg products within shelf life, up through March 2, 2020. Almark Foods is no longer producing products from their Gainesville, Georgia facility. Three secondary recalls have been issued: Bakkavor Foods (Trader Joe’s Egg Salad and Potato Salad) Diebergs Kitchen (Diebergs Market products) Reichel Foods (Pro2Snax To The Max) A fourth recall has been issued since the FDA update: Great American Deli has recalled their 4.8 ounce Egg Salad Sandwiches with UPC number 7-41431-00114-2, sold in micro marts, vending machines, and convenience stores around the … [Read more...]

Pro2Snax to the Max Snack Kits Recalled For Listeria Monocytogenes

Reichel Foods is voluntarily recalling some Pro2Snax to the Max snack kits because they may have been made with single serve prepackaged hard boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia. Almark Foods hard cooked eggs have been recalled because they are associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in the U.S. There have been no reported illnesses related to Pro2Snax to the Max products. The recalled products are single serve Hard Boiled Eggs with apples and other ingredients. They include Pro2Snax to the Max Granny Apples/Hard Boiled Egg/Cheddar/Cashew & Craisin with UPC number 649632001490; and Pro2Snax to the Max Gala Apples/Hard Boiled Egg/White Cheddar/Almond & Craisin with UPC number 649632001483. They were sold in retail stores nationwide. You can see … [Read more...]

Dierbergs Kitchen Egg Products Recalled For Possible Listeria

Dierbergs Kitchen egg products are being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination because they were made with eggs from Almark Foods. Those Almark hard-cooked eggs are associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak and have been recalled by Almark, and that recall has been expanded. The recall notice states, "No illnesses are linked to Dierberg products to date, but the epidemiological investigation is ongoing. The recalled products include salads and remoulade. They were sold in all Dierbergs Markets retail locations in eastern and central Missouri and Western Illinois. The recalled products are all Dierbergs Kitchen brand. They include Kosher Potato Salad, Creamy Red Potato Salad, Deviled Egg Salad, Remoulade, Togo Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad, and Classic Ham … [Read more...]

Almark Foods Expands Its First Egg Recall For Possible Listeria

Almark Foods expands its first egg recall of hard boiled egg products for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination to include all hard-boiled eggs that were manufactured at the firm's Gainesville, Georgia facility. This is a secondary recall of sorts because the brand names of the recalled products is so vast. The hard-boiled eggs are associated with a deadly multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has sickened at least seven people in five states. All retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products are recalled. The FDA notified Almark Foods about the outbreak on December 18, 2019. A more recent FDA sample from a facility matched the outbreak strain, suggesting the possibility that the strain may have remained present in teh facility. Listeria … [Read more...]

Almark Foods Recalls Hard Boiled Eggs For Listeria Monocytogenes

Almark Foods is voluntarily recalling its Hard Boiled Eggs and Peeled eggs because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is a multistate Listeria monocytogenes outbreak potentially linked to these products that has sickened 7 people in 5 states. One person living in Texas has died. The firm was notified on December 18, 2019 that these egg products that were produced at its Gainesville, Georgia facility may be associated with those illnesses. All Hard-Cooked and Peeled Eggs in Pails from that facility that remain within expiry are recalled. The company has suspended production of the eggs while the issue is being investigated. The affected products include Almark Foods Hard Cooked Broken Egg Whites, Almark Hard-cooked Eggs, Egggs Select Whole Hard Cooked Peeled … [Read more...]

Almark Foods Hard Boiled Eggs Listeria Monocytogenes Outbreak Sickens 7

An Almark Foods hard boiled eggs Listeria monocytogenes outbreak has sickened seven people in five states, according to the CDC.  Four of the seven people sickened have been hospitalized, and one death has been reported in Texas. The bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia are suspected intros outbreak. The case count by state is: Florida (1), Maine (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (2), and Texas (2). Listeria specimens were collected from ill people from April 10, 2017 to November 12, 2019. The patient age range is from less than 1 to 72, with a median age of 75. One illness was reported in a newborn who was infected with Listeria while the mother was pregnant, but the newborn survived. Of the five people who were interviewed by … [Read more...]

Two Good Reasons to Avoid Raw Cookie Dough: Salmonella and E. coli

Most everyone, by now, knows that food safety experts say you should avoid raw cookie dough or cake batter, because of the possibility of food poisoning. The two culprits in those foods are raw flour and raw eggs. Studies have shown that both of those ingredients can and have been contaminated with pathogens. Flour can be contaminated with E. coli and Salmonella bacteria  (an E. coli outbreak that is happening right now is linked to flour) and raw eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella. But are these foods contaminated often enough to be a problem? The answer is yes, even though only a small percentage of raw flour and raw eggs may be contaminated. These pathogens have what scientists call "low infective doses," which means that just a few bacteria can make you very sick. … [Read more...]

Eggs Suspected in Salmonella Outbreak at Grille at Gold Dust West

The Salmonella outbreak that is associated with the Grille at Gold Dust West restaurant in Elko, Nevada is still under investigation. At least seventeen people are sick in that outbreak, according to news reports. Now, eggs seem to be the focus of the investigation. Several news outlets state that the Nevada health department has asked the restaurant to remove eggs from its menu. The investigation of other menu items continues. Lab tests on the eggs and other foods are due next week. Eggs have been the source of Salmonella outbreaks for years. Most recently, a 2018 Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to recalled Gravel Ridge Farms shell eggs sickened 44 people in 11 states. Twelve people were hospitalized in that outbreak because they were so seriously ill. Another outbreak, … [Read more...]

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