NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials investigating a food poisoning outbreak say pregnant women, people over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems should avoid store-bought hard-boiled eggs.
The listeria outbreak has been linked to a Georgia company, Almark Foods.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says seven people in five states – Texas, Florida, Maine, South Carolina and Pennsylvania – have been reported ill so far. That includes one death in Texas.
The agency says its investigation indicates peeled, hard-boiled eggs sold in bulk to food service operators are a likely source.
The warning does not apply to the company’s hard-boiled eggs sold directly to consumers.
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