Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

CDC: deadly outbreak traced to hard-boiled egg production plant

19 December, 2019

CDC is concerned that bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, are contaminated with Listeria and have made people sick. These products were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by food service operators. These products have not been recalled, Almark Foods is voluntarily recalling the product. The CDC is warning against selling, serving, or using these eggs to make other food products. Retailers and food service operators should know who supplies their bulk hard-boiled eggs.
Seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from five states. Four hospitalizations have been reported. One death has been reported from Texas.
Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that bulk hard-boiled eggs from Almark Foods are a likely source of this outbreak.