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Listeria found in hard-boiled eggs

Hard-cooked eggs in brine for institutional use recalled

MINNEAPOLIS | February 5, 2012

Michael Foods says it's recalling buckets of hard-cooked eggs in brine sold for institutional use from its Wakefield, Neb., facility due to potential Listeria.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported 150,000 pounds of eggs were involved in the recall and KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, said that amounted to 1 million eggs.

Michael Foods, based in Minnetonka, Minn., said no illnesses had been reported as a result of the potentially tainted eggs.

The recall is limited to hard-cooked eggs in brine in 10- and 25-pound pails labeled under six brand names -- Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview Farms, Papetti's, Silverbrook and Wholesome Farms -- and bearing lot codes of 1 LOT 1350W through 1 LOT 2025W and expiration dates ranging from 1/30/2012 to 3/10/2012, Michael Foods said a statement.

The recalled eggs were purchased by food distributors and manufacturers in 34 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.

None of the eggs were sold directly to retailers or consumers; however, food distributors and manufacturers could have used them in products that were sold to retail outlets or used in food service settings in foods such as egg salad.

Consumers who might have purchased a product affected by the recall, or those who are unsure, should contact the original place of purchase, Michael Foods said.

For more information call Michael Foods at 877-367-3447, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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