Egg products recalled from Publix, Walmart, Costco, other chains in listeria outbreak

David J. Neal

Egg products sold at Walmart, Publix, Kroger and several other supermarkets were pulled from shelves this week in response to the listeria outbreak connected to hard-boiled egg products.

Behind the pulling of brands you know (Eggland’s Best) from stores you know (Costco, 7-Eleven, Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s in addition to the three above) is the Gainesville, Georgia, facility of egg supplier Almark Foods. The hard-boiled egg products produced there are the lead suspects in a listeria outbreak that’s sickened seven in five states, hospitalized five and killed one person.

Monday, Almark expanded its recall of hard-boiled egg products, regular and organic, down to the retail level with best by dates through March 2, 2020. The best by date code on recalled products made in the Gainesville, Georgia, facility will start with the letter G. Plant production has been shut down.

Highlights from certain chains, including store brands, are below, along with the Reichel Foods recall of Pro2Snax to the Max snack boxes. For a larger list of products, click here.

Those with questions can call Almark at 877-546-0454, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern time.

Publix: Almark Hard-Boiled Eggs (3-ounce, 9-ounce, 18-ounce); Almark Cage Free Hard-Boiled Eggs; Eggland’s Best Eggs, Hard-Cooked Peeled; Eggland’s Best Cage Free Eggs Hard-Cooked, Peeled; Pete and Gerry’s Organic Free-Range Hard-Boiled; Hiatt’s Pickled Eggs.

Walmart: Great Value 6-count Stand Up Pouch Hard-Cooked Eggs.

Kroger: Three Cage Free 2-count Hard-Cooked Eggs in a clamshell; Simple Truth Organics 6-Count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs

Costco: Kirkland Signature, 2-count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs

7-Eleven: 7 Select 2-count Hard-Cooked Eggs w/salt/pepper.

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco: O Organics 2-count Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs w/Salt/Pepper; 6-count Stand-Up Pouch Organic Hard-Cooked Eggs.

Giant Eagle: Giant Eagle 6-count Stand-Up Pouch Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs.

LIDL: LIDL 6-count Stand-Up Pouch Hard-Cooked Eggs.

ShopRite: ShopRite 6-Count Stand-Up Pouch Cage Free Hard-Cooked Eggs.

Dierbergs: Various products from the deli counter, including Kosher Potato Salad, Kitchen Remoulade and Deviled Egg Salad. For a full list, click here.

Reichel Foods: Pro2Snax to the Max Granny Apples/Hart Boiled Egg/Cheddar/Cashew & Craisin and Gala Apples/Hard Boiled Egg/White Cheddar/Almond & Craisin boxes.

Listeria strikes 1,600 Americans each year, killing 250. In addition to fever headaches, stomachaches and diarrhea, it can cause stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women. The most vulnerable to listeria’s worst effects are children under 5, senior citizens and those with damaged immune systems.

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