What The Yuck? Listeria Found At Kellogg’s Cookie Plant.
Love Famous Amos and Keebler cookies? Well, you may want to trade them in for Chips Ahoy! next time the cookie cravings hit, especially if you’re pregnant or feeding them to your child. The FDA has found listeria, flies and overall unsanitary conditions in a recent inspection of a Georgia Kellogg’s cookie plant.
In a letter sent to Kellogg’s on June 7, the FDA’s Director at the Atlanta office warned that the products manufactured at the Augusta, GA factory, “have been prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth.” Even worse, FDA investigators found listeria — a type of bacteria that can pose a serious health risk to pregnant women, children and the elderly — lurking on areas that have contact with the food.
So, what does Kellogg’s have to say about all of this? Well, the company’s spokesperson Kris Charles says that they are taking this matter very seriously. ”We have undertaken a number of aggressive actions to address their concerns including comprehensive cleaning and extensive testing. We have confidence in the safety of our food.”
Umm… confidence in the safety of their food? It had LISTERIA in it and in case Mr. Charles isn’t aware, that is NOT safe at all. And what about Kellogg’s first problem with listeria, in none other than Georgia, where the plant was shut down in 2009 for tainted Eggo frozen waffles? I will “L’eggo my Eggo” and pray they keep the grossness and filth out of my beloved Special K.
Do you eat Famous Amos and Keebler cookies? Will you stop buying them now? Planning on boycotting Kellogg’s? What’s your take on this?