Thursday, August 19, 2010
Egg Recall hits 380 million
Hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in three U.S. states and possibly more, and health officials on Wednesday dramatically expanded the recall to 380 million eggs. I dont know whats happened to the food industry but it seems like every month there's a new recall for some different kind of food. What is going on here? Government officials now say the eggs in question came from the Wright County egg distributor in Iowa and have been distributed nationwide since May. I just seen a news break on this and the company has said it will take complete responsibility for this mess. Good, because someone needs to. I want my eggs in the morning and I don't want to have to worry about getting sick eating them. The recall affects eggs sold under the following brands: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, and Kemp's. The key information for consumers to look for is the plant number, which is displayed at the side of the carton, Ashton said. The numbers to avoid are 1026, 1413 and 1946. (The numbers are preceded by the letter "P." (See photo) The dates (recorded in the "Julian format") range from 136 to 225, according to a statement by the Egg Safety Center. For example, eggs in a carton marked with the number P-1026 137 should not be eaten.