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About 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being voluntarily recalled in 25 states (including New Jersey) because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.  The Kellogg Company said in a statement “The recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination.  As soon as the company learned of a potential concern, it moved quickly to identify any foods that might be impacted and resolve the issue.”

While listeria may only induce mild symptoms in most people, an infection can be serious for young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and those with otherwise weakened immune systems.  So far, no illnesses have been reported as a result of the contamination, but Kellogg said it has decided to move forward with the recall “as part of its commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat its foods.”

Typical symptoms of the infection include fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms, as the infection generally takes hold in the intestines.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that listeria hospitalizes about 1,600 people each year, killing about 260. If you experience any symptoms, contact your physician.  Listeria is treatable with antibiotics.

The recall notice, posted to the FDA’s website, states that the only Kellogg product affected is the 10 count box of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles.  The boxes included in the recall have best by dates of November 21 and November 22, 2017.  Kellogg is urging customers who purchased affected products specific to this recall to discard them and contact the company for a full refund.  Consumers can call 800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT or by visiting

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