February 01, 2012

Michael Foods Recalls Hard-cooked Eggs Packed in Brine

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following recall of hard-cooked eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use. The recall is due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

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.

The recalled eggs were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers located in 34 states (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV). The recall is limited to hard-cooked eggs in brine in 10- and 25-pound pails produced at its Wakefield, Nebraska facility, which are labeled under six brand names (Columbia Valley Farms®, GFS®, Glenview Farms®, Papetti's®, Silverbrook®, Wholesome Farms®) and bearing lot codes of 1 LOT 1350W through 1 LOT 2025W and expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012.

Only lot codes immediately preceded by a "1" AND ending in a "W" are affected, please see the following example:

An example of the lot codes on the packaging is: USE BY 11 FEB 12 1 LOT 1362 W

USE BY 11 FEB 12 = Use by Date
1 = line impacted by recall
LOT 1362 = Lot Number
W = Wakefield

The eggs were not sold directly by Michael Foods to retailers or consumers. However, food distributors and manufacturers who purchased the eggs could have used them in products that were sold to retail outlets or used in foodservice settings.

The full recall announcement can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm289920.htm?source=govdelivery