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Kellogg recalls Eggo waffles due to listeria concerns

Posted: 7:23 PM, Sep 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-19 23:35:25Z

Kellogg issued a voluntary recall on Monday of 10,000 boxes of Eggo Nutri-Grain whole wheat waffles due to possible listeria contamination. 

The recalled frozen waffles were sold in 25 states. 

The recalled waffles have a UPC code of 38000 40370, a size of 12.3 ounces and a best buy date of Nov. 21, 2017 and Nov. 22, 2017. Kellogg says no other Eggo products are subject to the recall at this time. 

Kellogg said it has received no reports of illnesses due to the possibly contaminated waffles. The company said the recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination.

Customers who purchased the affected waffles are encouraged to discard the product and call 1-800-962-1413 for a refund. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listeria can cause a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems