Leggo Your Eggo: 10,000 Boxes Of The Waffles Were Recalled Over Listeria


Kellogg Co. voluntarily recalled around 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states due to possible listeria contamination.

The company announced on Monday that the bacteria was discovered after performing routine tests, which is actually way better than finding out through people actually getting sick from it.

Listeria is a bacteria that causes severe infections in children, the elderly or anyone with a weak immune system.

People who have consumed it usually have symptoms like high fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and severe headaches. Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.

If you basically live on Eggos, like Eleven from "Stranger Things," this is probably pretty scary. But I don't think this recall would affect the fictional town of Hawkins.


I don't know what's worse, finding Barb or this Eggo waffle recall.@Stranger_Things #StrangerThings — Ed Wiley (@EdWiley) September 20, 2016

Here's the good news, though: No other types of Eggo waffles were affected by this recall. And there happens to be a ton of different types of Eggo waffles. 

This recall is a good excuse to stop trying to eat healthy Eggos and go for its Cinnamon French Toaster Sticks.

Just in case you're a huge whole wheat Eggo fan, the recalled cases have expiration dates of November 21, 2017 or November 22, 2017.

If you have one of these 10-pack cases, Kellogg Co. advises you to toss it out and drop customer service a line at 1-800-962-1413 for a full refund.

Raise your hand if you didn't know Eggos lasted a full year. No? Just me? OK.

Ironically, this recall was timed perfectly with Snapchat's new waffle filter.

The more you know, people.

Citations: Eggo waffles recalled amid listeria fears (CNN)