December 27, 2019: CDC Provides Listeria Egg Outbreak Update

CDC Listeria Egg Outbreak Update – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as of December 27, 2019:

  • Seven people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) across five states. Four hospitalizations have been reported, including one death in Texas.
  • Bulk hard-boiled eggs from Almark Foods are a likely source of the Listeria egg outbreak.
  • The Listeria Egg Outbreak investigation is ongoing. 
  • Updates will be provided by the CDC when more information is available

Listeria Egg Outbreak and Almark Foods Recall Information

  • December 18, 2019 – According to a company recall announcement, Almark “was notified by FDA that Almark Foods’ Hard-Boiled and Peeled Eggs in pails produced at its Gainesville, Georgia facility may be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes foodborne illness investigation…”
  • December 20, 2019 – Almark issues a recall for all Hard-Cooked and Peeled Eggs in Pails produced at its Gainesville, Georgia facility that are within expiry for potential Listeria contamination.  Almark Foods suspends production of the recalled egg products in pails at its Gainesville facility while the matter is investigated.
  • December 23, 2019 – Almark expands its December 20, 2019 recall, to include all hard-boiled eggs manufactured at the company’s Gainesville, Georgia facility, including all retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products, due to potential Listeria contamination.
  • The Almark recall includes both egg products sold for food service use and egg products packaged in smaller sizes for sale to consumers in grocery stores.
  • Retail egg products were sold under more than 30 brand names and include pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit egg products. Food service products include eggs sold in large pails.
  • Almark produces hard-boiled eggs at multiple manufacturing facilities. To identify if eggs came from the Gainesville facility, check for the “Best If Used By” code on the packaging of the hard-boiled eggs.
    • If the code starts with “G,” do not eat, sell, or serve it.
    • The recalled egg products have “Best If Used By” dates through March 2, 2020.

About Listeria and Listeria Infection (Listeriosis)

Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. While healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

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December 23, 2019: Almark Foods Expands Company’s Listeria Egg Recall

Almark Foods Expands Listeria Egg Recall – Almark Foods has expanded its December 20, 2019 listeria egg recall to include “all hard-boiled eggs manufactured at the firm’s Gainesville, Georgia facility, including all retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.”  The initial Almark Listeria egg recall was prompted after the CDC announced on December 18, 2019, that the company’s hard boiled eggs were inked to a multistate Listeria outbreak that had sickened seven people from five different states. 

About Listeria

Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. While healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Almark Expands Listeria Egg Recall

According to an Almark Foods announcement, on December 18, 2019, the FDA notified the company that Almark Hard-Boiled and Peeled eggs in pails and manufactured at the Gainesville facility, may be linked to a Listeria outbreak that included “several reported illnesses and one reported death.” The company further stated that a more recent FDA sample taken from the Gainesville facility also matched the outbreak strain, suggesting the possibility that Listeria was still present in the manufacturing facility.

Almark has now expanded its Listeria egg recall to include all product packaged for the retail market that was manufactured at its Gainesville plant that remains within shelf life. This includes egg products with “Best If Used By” dates up through March 2, 2020. All production has been temporarily suspended at the Gainesville plant.

Listeria Egg Recall Product Information

The recalled product can be identified by viewing the printed “Best If Used By” date coding on the product package. According to the company:

  • “If the “Best If Used By” code starts with the prefix “G”, the product was manufactured at the company’s Gainesville, Georgia facility and is subject to this recall.
  • Products with the prefix “N” or “Y” are not subject to this recall.
  • For Protein Kit products, consumers are advised to check the code on the actual egg package within the kit.”

Multiple brands have been affected by the Listeria egg recall including: 7 Select, Almark Foods, Best Choice, CMI, Dairy Fresh, Deb-El, Egglands Best, Everyday Essential, Farmers Hen House, Food Club, Fresh Tyme, Giant Eagle, Great Day, Great Value, Inspired Organics, Kirkland Signature, Kroger, LIDL, Lucerne, Member’s Mark, Naturally Better, Nellie’s, O Organics, Peckish, Pete & Gerry’s, Rainbow Farms, Rembrandt Foods, ShopRite, Simple Truth Organics, Sunshine, Vital Farms, and Wild Harvest.

Please see the company announcement for detailed product recall information.

Diagnosis of Listeria Infection

Listeriosis is typically diagnosed through a blood or spinal fluid test to look for, or isolate the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. In pregnant women, a sample of amniotic fluid may also be tested. If you suspect that you may have contracted Listeria or are experiencing listeriosis symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order the necessary lab work to confirm a Listeria infection.

Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg for a Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting the Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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December 20, 2019: Almark Foods Issues Egg Recall Amid Concerns Of Listeria Contamination

Almark Foods Egg Recall Announcement – Almark Foods is recalling its Hard-Boiled and Peeled Eggs in white plastic pails with white plastic lids, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria).

About Listeria

Listeria is a type of bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria infection (listeriosis) can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

Almark Foods Egg Recall

On December 18, 2019, the company was notified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Almark Foods’ Hard-Boiled and Peeled Eggs in pails produced at its Gainesville, Georgia facility may be linked to a Listeria food poisoning outbreak.  As a result, Almark issued an egg recall for its Hard-Cooked and Peeled Eggs in pails that were produced at its Gainesville, GA plant that remain within expiry.  Almark Foods stated that it “has suspended production of the recalled egg products in pails at its Gainesville facility to further investigate the issue.”

Brands Affected By The Egg Recall

The brands subject to the egg recall include Almark, Nic’s, Rainbow Farms, Sutherland’s Food Service, and Eggs Select.

The recalled egg products were distributed to food service companies in GA, CA, MS, NC, PA, TN, IA, MO, AL, FL, AZ. The products were packaged in 20, 23, and 25 pound plastic pails and sold primarily to further processing plants of egg products and restaurant chain suppliers. 

The recalled egg products should not be distributed, served, or consumed!

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On December 18, 2019, the company was notified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Almark Foods’ Hard-Boiled and Peeled Eggs in pails produced at its Gainesville, Georgia facility may be linked to a Listeria   As a result, Almark issued an egg recall for its Hard-Cooked and Peeled Eggs in Pails that were produced at its Gainesville, GA plant that remain within expiry.  Almark Foods stated that it “has suspended production of the recalled egg products in pails at its Gainesville facility to further investigate the issue.”

December 18, 2019: Hard Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak Link Announced By CDC

Hard-Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak Link Investigated By CDC – The CDC, FDA, and multiple state public health and regulatory officials are currently investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to consuming hard-boiled eggs. To date 7 individuals across 5 states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria).

Hard Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak information

The number of confirmed Listeria outbreak cases by state was reported as follows: Florida (1), Maine (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (2), and Texas (2). Four hospitalizations and one death in Texas were reported in connection with the outbreak.

Almark Foods May Be Linked To Hard Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak

Although the investigation is ongoing, epidemiologic evidence points to bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, as the likely source of the Listeria outbreak. The hard-boiled eggs were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by food service operators. 

Symptoms of Listeriosis

The CDC provided the following information regarding symptoms and onset of listeriosis:

• 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.

• People with invasive listeriosis usually report symptoms starting 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.

Diagnosis of Listeria Infection

Listeriosis is typically diagnosed through a blood or spinal fluid test to look for, or isolate the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. In pregnant women, a sample of amniotic fluid may also be tested. If you suspect that you may have contracted Listeria or are experiencing listeriosis symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order the necessary lab work to confirm a Listeria infection.

Contact Attorney Eric Weinberg for a Listeria Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting the Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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March 23, 2019: Henry Avocado Recall For Potential Listeria Contamination

Henry Avocado Recall Announcement

Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a recall for its California-grown whole avocados because the fruits have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The avocados subject to the recall  were sold in bulk at retail stores in multiple states (see below ). The Henry avocado recall was prompted after routine environmental testing at the company’s California packing facility detected the presence Listeria.

What Is Listeria?

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Henry Avocado Recall information

Henry Avocado Recall: Non-organic Label

Avocados subject to the recall include California-grown conventional and organic avocados packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. According to the company press release, all avocado shipments from the California packing facility are subject to the recall. The company further indicated that avocados imported from Mexico are not subject to the recall.

Consumers can identify the recalled avocados (non-organic) by the “Bravocado” stickers.  Henry Avocado organic avocados do not carry the “Bravocado” label on the sticker, however, these products are labeled “organic” and include “California” on the sticker.

Retailers can identify the recalled Henry Avocado organic products by the bar code on the stickers. Henry Avocado is contacting affected customers to confirm that the recalled products are removed from store shelves.

Consumers are cautioned to not eat the recalled avocados, and are urged to discard the product, or return it to the place of purchase.

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Information

The NJ Personal Injury Lawyers at Weinberg Law Firm are available to assist victims of Listeria food poisoning outbreaks. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a Listeria infection (listeriosis), are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page. 

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