Boiled egg recall spreads to Walmart, Kroger, Costco and ShopRite
A recall of hard-boiled eggs and egg salads linked to a deadly listeria outbreak has been expanded to include major retailers including Walmart, Trader Joe's, Kroger, Costco and ShopRite. The widened recall includes popular brands and organic fare such as Egglands Best, Pete & Gerry's and Vital Farms.
Great American Deli recalled egg salad sandwiches sold at convenience stores and vending machines in the following states: Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Bakkavor Foods initiated a recall involving egg products from Almark and sold as Trader Joe's Egg Salad and Trader Joe's Old Fashioned Potato Salad, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark are contaminated with listeria that has sickened people in Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. One person in Texas died and four others were hospitalized as a result of the infection, the CDC reported.