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Company expands recall of hard-boiled eggs due to possible listeria contamination

Almark Foods is expanding its voluntary recall first announced on Dec. 20, to include all hard-boiled eggs manufactured at the firm’s Gainesville, Georgia facility, including all retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, a Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified Almark Foods on Dec. 18 that the company’s Hard-Boiled and Peeled eggs in pails manufactured at the Gainesville facility may be associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that has been linked to several reported illnesses and one reported death. A more recent FDA sample from the facility also matched the outbreak strain, suggesting the possibility that the strain may have remained present in the facility.

Out of an abundance of caution, Almark is voluntarily expanding its recall to include all product packaged for the retail market manufactured at its Gainesville plant that remains within shelf life. This includes product with “Best If Used By” dates up through March 2, 2020. Almark has also temporarily suspended all production at its Gainesville plant.

The affected product can be identified by viewing the printed “Best If Used By” date coding on the product package. If the “Best If Used By” code starts with the prefix “G”, the product was manufactured at the company’s Gainesville, Georgia facility and is subject to this recall. Products with the prefix “N” or “Y” are not subject to this recall. For Protein Kit products, consumers are advised to check the code on the actual egg package within the kit.

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Almark FoodsSmokehouse PRoBox Mini
Almark FoodsBarbecue Probox Mini
Almark FoodsClassic ProBox
Almark FoodsSmokehouse ProBox
Almark FoodsBarbecue ProBox
Almark Foods12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsHard-Cooked Eggs – 5# Bag
Almark Foods1 Count Hard Cooked Eggs
Almark Foods2 Count Hard Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsCage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs – 5# Bag
Almark FoodsCage Free 1 Count Hard Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsOrganic 12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsRed Beet 2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsCage Free 2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs w/salt/pepper
Almark FoodsCage Free 2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsCage Free 6 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsCage Free 12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark Foods2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs w/salt/pepper
Almark Foods6 count Hard-Cooked eggs
Almark FoodsThree 2 counts in Clamshell Hard Cooked Eggs
Almark FoodsOrganic 2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Almark Foods12 Count Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs
Best ChoiceThree 2 counts in Clamshell Hard Cooked Eggs
CMI12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
CMI12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Dairy FreshGreat Value 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Hard-Cooked Eggs
Dairy Fresh2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Deb-ElDeb-El 12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Egglands Best6 Count Stand up Pouch Cage Free Hard Cooked Eggs
Egglands BestEgglands Best Hard-Cooked Eggs – 5# Bag
Egglands Best1 count Egglands Best Hard Cooked Eggs
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Egglands Best2 Count Egglands Best Eggs w/salt/pepper
Egglands Best12 Count Stand up Pouch Hard Cooked Eggs
Egglands Best10 Count Stand up Pouch Hard Cooked Eggs
Egglands Best6 Count Stand up Pouch Hard Cooked Eggs
Egglands Best2 Count Egglands Best Eggs
Egglands Best6 Count Stand up Pouch Organic Hard Cooked Eggs
Everyday Essentials6 Count Hard-Cooked eggs
Farmers Hen House6 Count Stand up Pouch Hard Cooked Eggs
Food ClubFood Club 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Hard-Cooked Eggs
Fresh ThymeFresh Thyme 6 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Fresh ThymeFresh Thyme 2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Giant EagleGiant Eagle 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs
Great Day2 Count Hard Cooked Eggs
Great Day6 Count Hard-Cooked eggs
Great ValueGreat Value 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Hard-Cooked Eggs
Inpsired Organics6 Count Stand up Pouch Organic Hard Cooked Eggs
Inpsired Organics2 Count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs
Kirkland Signature2 count Organic Hard-cooked Eggs
KrogerThree Cage Free 2 counts in Clamshell Hard Cooked Eggs
LIDLLIDL 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Hard-Cooked Eggs
LucerneLucerne 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs
Members MarkJack’d Protein Snack
Naturally Better6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs
Nellie’s2 Count Nellie’s Hard-Cooked Eggs
O Organics2 Count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs w/Salt/Pepper
O Organics6 Count Stand up Pouch Organic Hard Cooked Eggs
PeckishTwo 1 Counts boxed Hard Cooked Eggs–With Dip
Peckish1 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Pete & Gerry’s6 Count Stand up Pouch Organic Hard Cooked Eggs
Pete & Gerry’s2 Count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs
Rainbow FarmsRainbow Diced Egg – 5# Bag
Rainbow Farms12 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs
Rainbow FarmsRainbow Farms Hard-Cooked Eggs – 5# Bag
Rembrandt FoodsRembrandt Diced Egg – 5# Bag
Rembrandt Foods12 Count Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs
ShopRiteShopRite 6 Count Stand-Up Pouch Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs
Simple Truth Organics6 Count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs
Sunshine2 Count Hard-Cooked Eggs w/salt/pepper
Vital FarmsVital Farms Pature Raised Hard-Cooked Eggs – 5# Bag
Vital FarmsThree Boxed 2 Counts Pature Raised Hard-Cooked Eggs
Vital Farms2 Count Pasture Raised Hard-Cooked Eggs w/salt/pepper
Wild Harvest6 Count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs

The products were distributed nationwide.

Customers who have purchased these products are urged to immediately discard and not consume the products. Customers with questions may contact Almark Foods’ Customer Helpline at 1-877-546-0454 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

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