Two FDA announcements were made on August 25, 2010 regarding additional recalls of shell eggs that were produced by Hillandale Farms of Iowa. These were FDA announcements #8 and #9.
FDA announcement #8 (August 25th):
Trafficanda Egg Ranch is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of Medium, Large, X Large, and Jumbo Cartons; 5 Dozen Medium Over Wrap and 20 Count Over Wrap of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery stores and foodservice companies in California. The affected eggs were packaged under the Trafficanda Egg Ranch brand names packaged in 12-egg cartons, 20-egg over wrap, and 5 dozen over wrap with the Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 and1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg cartons or the top of the over wrap bag. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-I946 223.
There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses from May 17, 2010 to August 17, 2010 relating to the shell eggs, and trace back investigations are ongoing.
Consumers who believe they have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should either destroy or return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Other fresh shell eggs and egg products sold by Trafficanda Egg Ranch are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or the Egg Safety Media Hotline (404) 367-2761.
FDA announcement #9 (August 25th):
Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is adding one California-distributed brand label – Cardenas Market – to its voluntary recall of August 13, 2010 of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The eggs affected were ultimately distributed to Cardenas Market stores in California and Nevada. They were packaged in 60-egg cases that were overwrapped with plastic. Although the Cardenas Market label wasn’t named in the original recall announcement, Cardenas was immediately notified at the time of the original recall, and product in distribution or in stores has been quarantined, returned or destroyed. Eggs included in the recall are labeled with plant number 1026 and Julian dates ranging from 136 to 228.
Dates and codes can be found printed on the label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1026 228.
There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.
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.org or call Wright County’s toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.
For complete information on previous recalls see these articles by R.C. Johnson:
It’s Not Over for the Shell Egg Recalls: FDA Announcement #7!
And Still Another Shell Egg Recall: FDA Announcement #6!
Another Shell Egg Recall: FDA Announcement #5!
Recalls of Shell Eggs: Summary of Four FDA Announcements to Date
For additional information:
Eggs From Iowa Farms Could Come to a Table Near You
Salmonella Scare: Dr. Manny Answers Your Questions
Tips to Beat Salmonella (Video – Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld)