In response to this week’s massive recall of hard-boiled eggs possibly contaminated with listeria, food suppliers across the country are recalling products that may have been prepared using Michael Foods’ eggs. A South Carolina company is recalling 2,800 chicken salad sandwiches distributed under a variety of brand names in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, and 389 pounds of egg-laden Cobb and spinach salads produced in New Jersey have also been recalled. According to Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, pails of hard-boiled eggs like the ones recalled by Michael Foods often spend weeks in commercial refrigerators, which provide a hospitable environment for bacteria such as listeria.
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