The recall of hard-boiled egg products manufactured at Almart Foods’ Gainesville, Georgia plant has been expanded from hard-boiled and peeled eggs in pails to include all retail, pillow pack, pouch pack, frozen diced, and protein kit products distributed nationwide, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
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.
Out of an abundance of caution, Almark is now 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.
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.’s 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.