If eggs are a staple in your diet (and really, they are impossible to avoid) you need to get on top of this egg recall information. Even though it doesn't seem like these are the eggs you pick up in your grocery store, if you go to school, eat in a cafeteria at your office, or have anyone you love who does -- you could be affected by this recall as a result of possible listeria contamination.
The Minnesota company, Michael Foods, has issued a recall for their eggs in brine sold in 10- and 25-pound pails for institutional use under the brand names: Columbia Valley Farms; GFS; Glenview Farms; Papetti's; Silverbrook; and Wholesome Farms. Don't eat another meal via an institution until you know where they came from. Especially if you live in the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia need to check their eggs.
While no one has gotten ill yet, listeria can be especially dangerous for pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems. It's one of those food poisonings that you may not even be aware of, because it can simply produce flu like symptoms. Meanwhile, if you're pregnant, the damage it's doing to your baby is much worse; as it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and meningitis in a newborn. It's serious.
So check your own eggs, and if you or someone you know dines in an institutional setting, check theirs as well.
Does this recall affect you?
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