March 4, 2020: CDC Reports Listeria Egg Outbreak Investigation Has Concluded

Listeria Egg Outbreak Update – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the investigation of Listeria infections linked to Almark hard-boiled egg products has concluded. Public health officials are concerned however, that the recalled hard-boiled egg products could still be in refrigerators. Consumers are cautioned that if they have these products at home, do not eat them!

Listeria Egg Outbreak Product Recall Information

The CDC initially alerted the public on December 18, 2019, that epidemiologic and laboratory evidence identified bulk hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, as the likely source of this outbreak.

Almark Foods announced a recall for its hard-boiled and peeled eggs in pails on December 20, 2019. On December 23, 2019, Almark expanded the egg recall to include all hard-boiled eggs produced at the Gainesville, Georgia facility. All recalled products are now past their “best by” dates.

The recalled egg products were sold under more than 30 brand names for foodservice use and for direct sale to consumers. A list of all product recalls related to the Listeria egg outbreak can be found on the FDA Website.

Final Outbreak Information

Listeria egg outbreak cases were reported by five states as follows: FL (1), ME (2), PA (1), SC (2), TX (2). Five hospitalizations and one death in Texas were also reported. Last illness isolation date was December 7, 2019.

The CDC further reported that as of March 4, 2020, this outbreak appears to be over.

Symptoms of Listeria Infection

According to the CDC Listeria infection (listeriosis) may result in the following symptoms:

“• Listeriosis can cause different symptoms, depending on the person and the part of the body affected.

  • Pregnant women typically experience only fever and other flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue and muscle aches. However, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • People other than pregnant women: Symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

• Symptoms for invasive listeriosis usually start 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria. Some people have reported symptoms starting as late as 70 days after exposure or as early as the same day of exposure.

• Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. “

For more information, please see About Listeria

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