Posted by: mwwilco | November 19, 2009

Eggo Waffle Shortage Not Atlanta’s Fault

Before you blame Atlanta completely for the nationwide shortage of Eggo waffles, you should know that the flooding is only half of the story.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Kellogg’s Eggo brand frozen waffles are missing from supermarket shelves. According to Kellogg, production of the waffles has temporarily stopped due to flooding in one of the company’s main plants in Atlanta.

The REAL story may be that bacteria and a recall of many of the waffle’s main ingredients is what actually caused production to stop. ABC news is reporting that a bacteria problem is what caused the Atlanta (and many other) Kellogg plants to shut down recently (link HERE). According to ABC, production was halted when inspectors found traces of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illnesses, in a sample of the waffles at the Atlanta plant. Once that problem was taken care of, recent flooding in the city ¬†caused the plant to be shut down once more.

According to Yahoo! Finance, waffle production has been stopped until the summer (link HERE).

Here’s the link to the WSBTV Channel 2 Atlanta news story: CLICK HERE


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