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There are Some Rotten (Listeria) Eggs Out There – Sysco Recall

This found its way into my inbox tonight:

URGENT – MICHAEL FOODS INC PRODUCT RECALL

IMMEDIATE ACTION NECESSARY

INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE – DO NOT FORWARD

Sysco Quality Assurance received notification that MICHAEL FOODS, INC., is conducting a voluntary product RECALL of hard-cook egg product.

The reason for the RECALL is due to a presumptive positive for Listeria monocytogenes in specific lots of products. Listeria monocytogenes can produce mild flu-like symptoms in all individuals. However, in susceptible individuals, including pregnant women, newborns, and the immunocompromised, it can result in more severe symptoms, which include: septicemia, meningitis, encephalitis, spontaneous abortion, and stillbirth. Symptoms start from 3 days to 3 weeks after consumption. Mortality is high to those that display the more severe symptoms. There have been no complaints, reported illnesses, or concerns identified with the products in the marketplace presently.

THE AFFECTED PRODUCTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SUPC 1403898

MPC 74865-56841-00

PACK/SZ 1/10LB

BRAND WHLFCLS

DESCRIPTION EGG HARDBOILED WHL PEEL SEL

AFFECTED LOT CODES: 

SUPC LOT CODES

1403898 1363W

Sysco Kansas City shipped this product from approximate dates of 9 January 2012 to 25 January 2012.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:

1. Review your inventory for the above listed products.

2. If any of the products in question are in inventory, place the products on hold for destruction.

3. Contact your customers that may have received the products and ask that they destroy affected inventory.

  • Paul F Schwarz

    More listeria problems out there! We are now ahead of Europe in food borne illness deaths. Do we really want to be number one? Congress needs to act and act now!