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Consumers should get in the habit of checking yet another food label. Hard boiled eggs are on the FDAs list of recalled foods due to threat of Listeria.

On December 23, Almark Foods expanded a voluntary recall to include all hard-boiled eggs processed at its Gainesville, Georgia facility. The initial recall included bulk hard-boiled eggs sold in pails, but now includes products packaged for sale at retail level. The products that are subject to recall have a "best if used by" date through March 2, 2020.

Seven people in five states have become ill from Listeria contamination so far. Symptoms of mild listeriosis, an infection from Listeria bacteria, include fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. More severe symptoms may include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. People infected with Listeria monocytogenes may start to see symptoms in a few hours or as long as two to three days after eating contaminated food. Listeria infections can be especially dangerous during pregnancy, as the bacteria can increase the risk of stillbirth or miscarriage.

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Recalled products made with the recalled eggs include Trader Joe's egg and potato salads, Great Americal Deli egg salad sandwiches, Diebergs Market products, and Reichel Foods' "Pro2Snax to the Max" products.

In addition, retail hard-boiled egg products sold under these brands are under recall:

  • 7 Select
  • Almark Foods
  • Best Choice
  • CMI
  • Dairy Fresh
  • Deb-El
  • Eggland's Best
  • Everyday Essentials
  • Farmers Hen House
  • Food Club
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Giant Eagle
  • Great Day
  • Great Value
  • Inspired Organics
  • Kirkland Signature
  • Kroger
  • LIDL
  • Lucerne
  • Members Mark
  • Naturally Better
  • Nellie's
  • O Organics
  • Peckish
  • Pete & Gerry's
  • Rainbow Farms
  • Rembrandt Foods
  • ShopRite
  • Simple Truth Organics
  • Sunshine
  • Vital Farms
  • Wild Harvest

You can view a more detailed list of specific products here. If you have any of the products that have been recalled, the FDA advises throwing them out.

The investigation into this outbreak is still ongoing.

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