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Egg recall: health authorities issue warning over deadly listeria contamination

A deadly nationwide outbreak of Listeria infections has been linked to store-bought hard-boiled eggs, and consumers are warned not to use or consume the products.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the eggs have made seven people in five states sick, including four who had to be hospitalized.  One person in Texas died.

The peeled eggs were packaged by Almark Foods in Gainesville, Georgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which along with the US Food and Drug Administration is investigating. They were sold nationwide to foodservice operators, so consumers likely would find them in a store or a restaurant, the CDC said.

The illnesses were reported in Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.

This does not affect eggs you bought at the store and then hard-boiled at home on your own. It only affects prepackaged hard-boiled eggs and products that contain them.


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