I’ve always been a huge waffle advocate. Waffles over pancakes all day every day, and while I obviously prefer to make my own waffles there are some days when that just isn’t feasible. I have responsibilities most days and waffle mix takes like ten minutes to mix which is far too long for a millennial garbage human like myself. Making my own waffle mix is more of a Saturday or Sunday morning thing which is why I’ll eat Eggos on weekdays from time to time. But no more. I’m going to have to start buying off brand frozen waffles for a while because Kellogg just recalled 10,000 Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles.
Now, before everyone starts freaking out, just know that this “listeria” outbreak is supposed to be contained to Eggo’s Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffle variety. So that means, in theory, you could continue to buy and eat the buttermilk Eggo waffles at a clip that most people would consider abhorrent. But I don’t fuck with food-borne illnesses. I stopped eating Chipotle after people started getting e-coli like ten states away from me. Kellogg says it’s contained to just the Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat waffles but I’ve seen Contagion before. All it takes is one misstep and the entire world starts getting sick.
Listeria can cause serious infections in children, the frail or elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In pregnant women, listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.The recalled waffles are available in 10-count packs with “Best if used by” dates of November 21, 2017, and November 22, 2017, which can be found on the side of the package. You can also look for the UPC product code on the label.
Listeria sounds like the hangovers I get on Sunday after two straight nights of drinking, but like I said I’m not taking any chances. My cache of Buttermilk Eggos are headed for the trash chute in my apartment building as soon as I get home tonight.
Live look at me in a week when I’m craving an Eggo and I tell my brain that there isn’t anything wrong with Kellogg’s waffles anymore.
Eleven forever. .
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