Wednesday, the FDA expanded a massive egg recall because of possible salmonella contamination; the FDA posted information about the voluntary recalled eggs that were produced at the farms of Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. Over 380 million eggs are included in the recall, and 300 people have reported sickness believed to be related to the recall.
According to the FDA the expanded recall includes:
Eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. These companies distribute nationwide.
Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralphs, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942.
Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.
This does not include information from the original recalled that was issued last week. For information on that recall, click here.
Many grocery stores are calling their customers with a recording that gives information about what to do if they have the recalled eggs in their home. Buyers are encouraged to return the eggs to the store where they were purchased. Consumers with questions should visit this website: eggsafety.org
Salmonella is a serious infectious disease and symptoms include severe diarrhea, nausea, fever and vomiting.
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