Sysco Quality Assurance sent notification marked: Urgent – Immediate Action Necessary – Internal Correspondence – Do Not Forward – to selective retailers following Sysco’s notification that Michael Foods was conducting a voluntary product recall of hard-cook egg product.

According to Sysco, the reason for the recall was due to a presumptive positive for Listeria monocytogenes in specific lots of products.

hbeggs.jpgListeria monocytogenes can produce mild flu-like symptoms in all individuals. However, in susceptible individuals, including pregnant women, newborns, and the immunocompromised, it can result in more severe symptoms, which include: septicemia, meningitis, encephalitis, spontaneous abortion, and stillbirth. Symptoms start from 3 days to 3 weeks after consumption. Mortality is high to those that display the more severe symptoms.

There have been no complaints, reported illnesses, or concerns identified with the products in the marketplace presently.

Product recalled: SUPC 1403898 – MPC 74865-56841-00 – PACK/SZ 1/10LB – BRAND WHLFCLS – DESCRIPTION EGG HARDBOILED WHL PEEL SEL

Affected Lots: SUPC LOT CODES – 1403898 1363W

Sysco suggested taking the following actions:

1. Review your inventory for the above listed products.

2. If any of the products in question are in inventory, place the products on hold for destruction.

3. Contact your customers that may have received the products and ask that they destroy affected inventory.

Apparently others are taking that advise.

  • Dierbergs pulled all its hard-cooked egg products from its food bars in response to a voluntary recall by Hawkeye Food Service of Coralville, Iowa.
  • Streamwood High School students were served salad containing recalled hard-cooked eggs during lunch service Thursday, Elgin School District U46 said Friday. A nationwide precautionary recall of GFS-brand hard-cooked eggs was not issued until after lunch service had ended Thursday, U46 said. It notified parents of Streamwood students Friday that the eggs had been served at the school.
  • The 18th Street Deli Inc., a Hamtramck, Mich., establishment, is recalling approximately 118 pounds of julienne salad products with turkey, ham and hard-boiled eggs according to the FSIS.
  • Spartan Stores, including the Family Fare store in Coldwater, are recalling deli products made with hardboiled eggs. The products include salads, and an egg salad spread.
  • Even U.S. Food Service has a recall notice: Michael Foods Inc. of Minnetonka MN has issued a Class I recall on three lots of Papetti’s Brand hard-cooked eggs in 25lb tubs. The product was widely distributed to the foodservice sector during the second week of January. Product testing revealed the possible presence of Listeria. No illnesses have been reported. The recalled product may be identified by lot codes 1362W, 1363W, and 1364W with use-by dates of February 11th, 12th, and 13th

Thus far, other than the FSIS notification, there has been not other government (FDA) announcement.