ATLANTA — Kellogg Co. voluntarily ceased production at its plant here upon learning that Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample of its Buttermilk Eggo Waffles manufactured here.
“Kellogg Company is taking this step out of an abundance of caution as a potential food safety issue was identified through routine testing,” spokeswoman Kris Charles, told SN.
Kellogg has recalled a limited number of Eggo Cinnamon Toast waffles and Eggo Toaster Swirlz Cinnamon Roll Minis produced in the facility and distributed to grocery stores across the U.S. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers with questions or those who would like a refund may contact the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 866-971-3320, said Charles.
Kellogg began an investigation to determine a possible cause of contamination and a regimen of cleaning and sanitizing. It will execute its hygienic restoration plan under the Georgia Department of Agriculture before it resumes production at the plant.
Listeria Monocytogenes is a foodborne illness that when ingested causes a listeriosis infection. Approximately 2,500 illnesses and 500 deaths are attributed to listeriosis in the U.S. annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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