BETTENDORF, Iowa – “Leggo my Eggo!” It is a line you have seen in Kellogg’s Eggo commercials since the 1970’s and now the fight for the popular breakfast food heats up due to a shortage. Shoppers in search of the Eggo are coming up empty-handed.
The following message appears on the company’s website:
You may have noticed that some of your favorite EggoÂ® Products are out of stock. We are working hard to get all of our products back into grocers’ freezers as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.
The problem began a few months ago when the Eggo facility in Atlanta, Georgia closed after inspectors found bacteria called Listeria in a sample of Eggos. The bacteria can cause serious infection.
Kellogg then recalled about 4,500 cases of Eggos on September 2nd. The plant was cleaned and sanitized while it was closed and was about to re-open when excessive rain caused flooding, forcing the plant to remain closed.
Kellogg officials say the shortage of Eggo products could last until the middle of 2010.