Recently Wright County Egg Farm of Galt, Iowa, issued a recall of eggs due to salmonella contamination. The salmonella contamination was confirmed by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the recall has been expanded
The eggs that were recalled by Wright County Egg Farm were shipped nationwide. This was done through food wholesalers.
Initially the recall was limited to plant number 1946. Consumers were told that egg cartons stamped with P1946 and that had the day listed from 166 to 223 were the only eggs involved. Consumers would expect to see the information stamped on the carton in this manner: P1946 166 or P1946 167 up to P1946 223.
New information about the egg recall from Wright County Egg Farm states more plant numbers should be included in this recall. The plants that are part of the recall and that will be listed on egg cartons include P1026, P1413, P1740, P1942, and P1946. To view the cartons please see the photos included in the slide show with this article.
Consumers sometimes feel they can sufficiently cook a product that contains salmonella to destroy the salmonella. However, the FDA is not recommending this. Eggs that are part to the recall should be destroyed or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning may appear within 8 hours, or may take as long as 72 hours. Because the symptoms of salmonella poisoning are similar to flu symptoms some may not realize they are ill because of what they have eaten.
Those who experience abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever should seek medical attention as these symptoms may be due to salmonella poisoning. Many products consumed contain eggs, and people are reminded to consider everything they have eaten recently if they should become ill.
The CDC site offers information about salmonella enteritidis which may be the cause of the current recall. This infects the ovaries of chickens so the eggs produced are contaminated from the beginning.
MSN has included a list of stores on their site that sold some of the 32 million dozen eggs that were recalled. To date hundreds of illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled eggs.
Wright County Egg Farm uses a trace back system that enabled them to identify the location of the recalled eggs quickly. At this time most of the eggs should be out of the stores and hopefully consumers have been alerted by their local news.