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New Egg Recall Due to Salmonella

290,000 Eggs Recalled Because of Salmonella at Ohio Egg Farm
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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

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Nov. 9, 2010 -- A new egg recall has been issued for some 290,000 eggs after salmonella was detected at the Ohio facility where the eggs originated.

That number includes about 120 dozen eggs today added to the recall, first announced late Friday, Nov. 5.

The eggs were distributed to wholesalers and retailers in eight states by Cal-Maine Foods Inc. Cal-Maine received the potentially tainted eggs from Ohio Fresh Eggs of Croton, Ohio. According to media reports, Ohio Fresh Eggs is financed by the owner of the two farms involved in the recent massive egg recall.

Cal-Maine, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the U.S. The recalled eggs were processed at the company's Green Forest, Ark., facility.

So far, there have been no reports of illness traced to the eggs.

The recalled eggs were processed by Cal-Maine on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12, but the company was not notified of the possible salmonella contamination until Nov. 5, when it issued the recall.

The recalled eggs were sold to wholesalers and retailers in eight states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The egg recall involves products sold under the Pippin, Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, Sun Valley, and James Farm brands. 

In cooperation with the FDA, Cal-Maine immediately notified its customers and recalled specific "Julian dates" of shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The following packages were included in this recall.

 

Product Description Plant Number Julian Date Sell By/Expiration Date
Pippin Loose Medium 1457 282 11/07/10

Sunny Meadow Jumbo

UPC Code - 6 05388 71459 6

1457 282, 284 11/07/10;11/09/10

Sunny Meadow Large

UPC Code – 6 05388 71457 2

1457 282 11/07/10

Sunny Meadow Large 18

UPC Code – 6 05388 71461 9

1457 282 11/07/10

Sunny Meadow Extra Large

UPC Code – 6 05388 71458 9

1457 284 11/09/10

Sunny Meadow Extra Large 18

UPC Code – 8 13905 00120 7

1457 282 11/07/10

Sunny Meadow 5 Dozen

UPC Code – 6 81131 74355 6

1457 284 11/09/10

Sunny Meadow 6 Pack

UPC Code - 6 05388 71462 6

1457 284 11/09/10
Springfield Grocer Medium Loose 1457 282 11/07/10
Springfield Grocer Extra Large Loose 1457 284 11/09/10
Springfield Grocer Large Loose 1457 284 11/09/10

Sun Valley Large

UPC Code 0 33643 00018 2

1457 284

11/24/10

 

James Farm Medium

UPC Code 0 97009 01083 3

1457 285 11/07/10

 

Plant numbers are printed on the cartons. The Julian date follows the plant number: For example, P1457-282.

Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain. Severe cases can result in blood infections, heart infections, or arthritis. Young children, frail elderly people, and people with impaired immune systems are particularly vulnerable to severe disease.

Consumers who purchased the recalled eggs should not eat them. The eggs may be returned to the point of purchase for a full refund.

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