A Texas company over the weekend issued a voluntary recalled of its Cece’s® Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth (11.5 oz, UPC 5228700653), because the separately packaged egg (branded Peckish) that is included in the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This is yet another company issuing a product recall because it contains hard-boiled egg products that may have been manufactured at Almart Foods’ Gainesville, Georgia plant.
On Dec. 18, 2019 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified Almark Foods 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, according to Almark and FCA reports.
Almark expanded its recall last week to include all products 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.
That included hard-boiled and peeled eggs in pails, pillow packs, pouch packs, frozen diced eggs, and protein kit products distributed nationwide, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
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.
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 (877) 546-0454 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Related to the Almark Foods Recall, Reichel Foods Inc. at the end of last week issued a recall of Pro2Snax To The Max Granny Apples, Hard Boiled Egg, Cheddar, Cashew and Craisin; and Pro2Snax To The Max Gala Apples, Hard Boiled Egg, White Cheddar, Almond and Craisin. These items were distributed to retailers nationwide and may contain hard-boiled eggs supplied by Almark Foods.
Reichel Foods, Inc. has had no reported illnesses related to Pro2Snax to the Max products.
Consumers should discard the product immediately or return it to their point of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Reichel Foods Inc. at (866) 372-2609, ext 233.
On Saturday, Veggie Noodle Co., LLC announced a voluntary recall of Cece’s® Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth (11.5 oz, UPC 5228700653), all expiration dates, sold at retail stores nationally, because of the Peckish egg sold with the noodle pack.
Veggie Noodle as of the last announcement had received no reports of illness associated with the recalled Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth product, and reported no other Veggie Noodle/Cece’s products to be affected by the recall.