BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Kellogg Company announced Monday it will recall approximately 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles after they were possibly contaminated with the bacteria listeria.
Kellogg announced on its website that no other Eggo products are impacted by the recall, which is being done voluntarily.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals might suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
No one has fallen sick yet due to the potentially-tainted waffles, Kellogg said, and added it is taking the action as part of a "commitment to the health and safety of the people who eat (Kellogg) foods."
The Eggo Waffles being recalled were distributed to customers and retailers in 25 states -- Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The affected product is Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles with a UPC code of 38000 40370.
The "Used by" date will read Nov. 21 or Nov. 22 of 2017.
The date code can be found on the side of the package. Images of the product can be found at kelloggs.com/eggorecall.
Kellogg said "a series of routine tests" uncovered the possible contamination risk.
Kellogg is asking that people who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers can call 1-800-962-1413, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. MDT or visit the Kellog website.