Next time someone says, “L’eggo my Eggo,” you may want to take the threat a bit more seriously. Kellogg has recalled about 10,000 cases of the famous waffle brand over concerns that some of these products might be contaminated with listeria.
According to Kellogg, who voluntarily issued the recall yesterday, the possible contamination is limited only to 12.3-ounce boxes of Kellogg’s Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles (UPC code 38000 40370) sold in 25 states with a Best If Used Before date of Nov 21 2017 or Nov 22 2017. These products “have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” the company stated. “No other Eggo products are impacted by this recall.”
Kellogg says they haven’t received any reports of illness, and instead, “the recall is a result of routine tests that the company conducts which identified the potential for contamination.” One thing missing from the explanation is an explanation of how these waffles may have become contaminated. As CNN points out, the FDA found listeria at a different Kellogg plant that made Eggo Buttermilk Waffles back in 2009.
People who bought the products in question are being asked to discard them and contact Kellogg for a full refund. But not before making a funny “L’eggo my Eggo” joke of their own. Preferably a far better one than mine.