CDC and FDA announced that the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Hard-Boiled Eggs is over

FDA, CDC, and state and local partners investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods’ Gainesville, Georgia facility. Almark Foods announced an initial voluntary recall of hard-boiled and peeled eggs in pails on December 20, 2019, and then on December 23, 2019, expanded their recall to include all hard-boiled eggs produced at the Gainesville, Georgia facility. As of March 4, 2020, this outbreak appears to be over. Eight people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from five states (FL (1), ME (2), PA (1), SC (2), TX (2)). Five ill people were hospitalized, and one death was reported from Texas. The Almark recall included products sold under more than 30 brand names for foodservice use and direct sale to consumers in stores including Savannah Food Company Inc, Fresh Location, Fresh Location (MiniMeal2go), Meijer, Veggie Noodle Co, Reichel Foods Inc.( Pro2Snac-to-the-max), Dierbergs Markets, Great American Deli, Bakkavor Foods USA (sold at Trades Joes). In this investigation, WGS showed that bacteria isolated from ill people were closely related genetically. This means that people in this outbreak were likely to share a common source of infection. FDA found Listeria bacteria in an environmental sample taken at the Almark Foods Gainesville, Georgia, processing facility during an FDA inspection conducted in December 2019. WGS showed that the bacterium in the environmental sample was closely related genetically to bacteria from ill people. @

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Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Hard-boiled Eggs

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