***EGG RECALL***many states

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  1. fhc

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    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm223139.htm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 18, 2010 - The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) investigation of potential incidence of Salmonella enteritidis (SE).

    Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is expanding its voluntary recall (original recall date: August 13, 2010) of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.

    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.

    Prior Recall
    Eggs under the August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. 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 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.
    There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

    Wright County Egg is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. As a precautionary measure, Wright County Egg also has decided to divert its existing inventory of shell eggs from the recalled plants to a breaker, where they will be pasteurized to kill any Salmonella bacteria present.

    Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org9 or call Wright County’s toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.

    We are undertaking this additional recall to further protect the safety of consumers - this voluntary measure is consistent with our commitment to egg safety, and it is our responsibility.





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  2. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    Thanks fhc!
     
  3. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    I can't tell if my eggs are under recall. The eggs I purchased were from Texas (even though we live in HI)

    My middle daughter just went to the doctor. On Sunday night she had asked me if she could make brownies. I said yes. Since she is 15 I didn't moniter her, she has cooked them before.

    I came downstairs and noticed that they were finished baking and she was the only one eating them. She had used a bread pan and the middle was undercooked and gooey so the other's wouldn't eat it.

    She got sick starting Monday morning and was in bed with fever and vomiting for 3 days.

    The doc took her blood yesterday and she was well enough to attend school today.

    We thought it was just a stomach flu.

    I have Hickman's Family Farms 12 eggs Large
    Sell by: Aug 30 10
    P2000 198 PKG 2

    Can someone help me figure out if they are under the recall? Thank you very much.
     
  4. Solstice Canyon

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    Yes, thank you! I will be taking a close look at mine when I return home.
     
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    Hope your daughter feels better soon, Kat!

    A guy I work with is having some problems as well so I will share this information with him, too! Same type of symptoms.
     
  6. fhc

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    Kat, maybe you could call the dr. and alert him. He can prescribe the appropriate antibiotic, just in case.

    Bless her, hope she feels better real soon.
     
  8. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    I will thank you FHC. I'm going to call right now just in case.
     
  9. Skittles

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    Kat:

    I don't see that brand or that plant number (P2000) on either recall list.

    If you think your daughter could have gotten sick from these undercooked eggs I would tell her doctor about the eggs if you didn't when she saw him. The doctor can feed the info through channels to the CDC, county health dept, etc.

    BTW, the incubation period for salmonella is 8-72 hours, so it could have been something she ate a couple of days prior to the start of symptoms and not these particular eggs.
     
  10. fhc

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    egg recall list- Add to iGoogle
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    Since I posted this thread the egg recall has gone from 380 million to 400 million and still rising. Please, don't take any chances, it's not worth it.
     
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    They are packaged under the following brand names:

    Lucerne
    Albertsons
    Mountain Dairy
    Ralphs
    Boomsma's
    Sunshine
    Hillandale
    Trafficanda
    Farm Fresh
    Shoreland
    Lund
    Dutch Farms
    Kemps
    The eggs were sold in cartons of six, 12 and 18. Consumers who bought the brands should inspect the cartons for two stamps. One is a four-digit number of the egg-production plant that should be 1026, 1413 or1946. The second stamp, which should be next to the first stamp, is a three-digit number that ranges from 136 to 225. Hope that helps!!
     
  12. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Michigan is not included in the egg recall, but I heard an interview this morning with someone from a local health department with tips on identifying Salmonella poisoning and how to avoid it. This helpful info from the CDC is on the WWJ-950 Detroit website.

    http://cdc.gov/Features/SalmonellaEggs/
     
  13. Skittles

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    FYI, this is not the complete list, it is the list from 8/18. Unfortunately some news outlets did not update their old articles when more brands/plant codes were added. And others published only the new additions today and did not include a the list from the 18th in their new article.

    Here are the additional ones from today, per CNN:

    "The new recall covers eggs branded as Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast and are marked with a three-digit code ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942, the company said. In addition, NuCal Foods, which, on its website, calls itself the largest distributor of shell eggs in the western United States, announced Thursday it was 'voluntarily recalling specific ... dates of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg and packaged by NuCal Foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.'"

    Full article:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/19/eggs.recall.salmonella/index.html?hpt=T2
     
  14. KaylynnCouture

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    Wow, thank you so much for posting this. I had 2 egg cartons both under the recall in our fridge :shocked:

    does anyone know what to do if we've been eating them?
     
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    Another brand recall

    COUNTRY EGGS

    Recall -- Firm Press Release


    FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.



    COUNTRY Eggs, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Large AA Loose 15 dozen Fresh Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk


    Contact:
    Egg Safety Media Hotline, 404/367-2761 or info@eggsafety.org



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, California - August 19, 2010 -The following statement was released by officials of Country Eggs, Inc. regarding the voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa.

    Country Eggs, Inc. is voluntary recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocardiditis or arthritis.

    Eggs affected by the recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona and Nevada. Eggs were packaged under the Country Eggs, Inc brand name in 15 dozen bulk pack with the identifying plant code of P 1946 and P 1026. Julian code dates are 216-221. Dates and codes can be found on the box label.

    The FDA and CDC have reported confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the affected shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing. Country Eggs is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from customers- this voluntary measure is consistent with our commitment to egg safety and it is our responsibility.

    Consumers who believe they have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should either destroy or return them to the distributors where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other fresh shell eggs and egg products sold by Country Eggs, Inc. are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org9 or call Country Eggs, Inc. at (800) 722-3447 between the hours of (9:00-4:00 PST) for recall instructions.

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    FDA NEWS RELEASE
    For Immediate Release: August 19, 2010
    Media Inquiries: Pat El-Hinnawy: 301-796-4763; patricia.el-hinnawy@fda.hhs.gov
    Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

    URGENT Nationwide Egg Recall
    Eggs in Their Shells May Put Consumers at Risk for Salmonella


    Fast Facts:
    The current recall of eggs in their shells, or “shell eggs,” is part of an ongoing and intensive investigation by local, state, and federal officials into the cause of recent cases of Salmonella Enteritidis.
    This recall affects shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa. The eggs are packaged under different brand names and distributed nationwide.
    The shell eggs may contain Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) and may cause serious illness.
    Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
    Consumers should throw away the product or return the product to the store




    What is the Problem?
    An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) that has sickened hundreds of people across the country has led to a recall of shell eggs.



    What is Being Done about the Problem?
    Working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health partners, the FDA reviewed epidemiologic and environmental investigation documents and identified 3 best-case clusters of Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses. Tracebacks revealed Wright County Egg in Iowa as the common shell egg supplier in these clusters.

    On August 13, Wright County Egg voluntarily conducted a nationwide recall of shell eggs on 3 of its 5 farms. Further epidemiologic and traceback information led to Wright County Egg expanding its recall on August 18 to cover all 5 farms and 380 million eggs (according to company figures).

    The Agency has activated its emergency operations command center with scientists, investigators, epidemiologists, and communication experts. In addition, the FDA deployed an initial team of 10 investigators to Wright County Egg in Iowa to inspect the farms and determine the source of the contamination. More investigators are being deployed to help on-site, looking to find the source of the contamination. Investigators are performing environmental assessments of farm conditions and practices including pest and rodent controls, biosecurity plans, environmental monitoring, sanitary controls, and feed sources..

    The FDA is initiating effectiveness checks of the recall, conducting checks at retail stores, wholesalers and distributors to make sure the recalled shell eggs are being removed from the market.

    The FDA is in ongoing communications with Wright County Egg to ensure that appropriate preventive measures are put in place to reduce the risk of recurrence.

    What are the Symptoms of Illness?
    Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

    Who is at Risk?
    Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

    What do Consumers Need to Do?
    Don’t eat recalled eggs. Consumers who have recalled eggs should discard them or return them to their retailer for a refund. Individuals who think they might have become ill from eating recalled eggs should consult their health care providers. If consumers are unsure about the source of their eggs, they are urged not to eat them and to discard them immediately.

    What Does the Product Look Like?
    Shell eggs under the August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Shell eggs are packed in 6-egg cartons, 12-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.

    Recalled shell eggs affected by the expanded recall are packaged under the 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, 12-egg, and18-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.


    Where is it Distributed?

    The recall affects eggs shipped since May 16, 2010 were sent to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa.

    Does FDA have the authority to inspect egg farms?
    In the past, FDA has inspected egg farms under its broad authorities applicable to all food, focusing on farms linked to recalls. The egg rule, which just went into effect for large farms on July 9, 2010, provides specific requirements applicable to egg producers that will greatly facilitate compliance.

    Generally, USDA is responsible for egg safety at what are called breaker plants or egg products processing facilities. In these facilities eggs are broken and pasteurized. FDA is responsible for shell egg safety and egg products once they leave the breaking facility.
    For More Information:

    FoodSafety.gov
    Eggs and Egg Products
    Salmonella
    Additional Background on Salmonella Outbreak in Shell Eggs
    CDC: Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Salmonella from Eggs

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    Salmonella outbreak at Bullock's Barbecue in Durham, NC in April, 2010 that was caused by an egg white mixture used to make meringue has been linked to recalled eggs.


    The information on Bullock's is included in the video report about the current recall.

    Link to video:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=7620245
     
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    "Another Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms of Iowa, is voluntarily recalling shell eggs distributed to stores and companies that service, or are located in, 14 states, the Egg Safety Center website said Friday.

    The eggs were distributed under the Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow brand names in six-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg packages, and five-dozen-egg cases, the website said.

    Loose eggs, which could be repackaged by customers, were packaged under the Wholesome Farms and West Creek brands in 15- and 30-dozen tray packs, according to the Egg Safety Center.

    The eggs affected by this recall either have plant number P1860 with date codes ranging from 099 to 230, or plant number P1663 and date codes ranging from 137 to 230, the website said."

    Full article:

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/20/eggs.recall.salmonella/index.html?hpt=T2
     
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    A ‘habitual offender’ unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs

    As a jaded observer of the livestock industry, I just sighed when I learned the scale of the current salmonella-tainted egg recall: 380 million eggs, distributed under 10 different brands in 17 different states, all from a single producer -- Iowa-based Wright County Farms. Another day, another industrial-ag gaffe imperiling the health of millions.

    USA Today reports that as many as 1,300 people have already been sickened by the tainted eggs. According to a recent GAO report, companies recover only about 36 percent of targeted products in a typical recall. That means that literally millions of people stand just an undercooked egg or an unwashed hand away from a nasty case of salmonella.

    But then William Neuman's New York Times piece hipped me to the name of the owner of Wright County Farms: one Austin "Jack" DeCoster. That's when my sigh became a gasp.
    More....
     

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