Consumers in Southern California and Nevada need to be aware of a recall of shell eggs by Moark, LLC which was announced by the FDA on August 23.
These shell eggs were produced by Hillandale Farms of Iowa and packaged by Moark, LLC, and were recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Hillandale Farms of Iowa’s recall press release indicates that there have been laboratory-confirmed Salmonella Enteriditis illnesses with the shell eggs from Hillandale Farms of Iowa, and the investigation is ongoing.
The latest recall on August 23
Potentially affected eggs that were received by Moark total approximately 24,300 dozen. Moark repackaged the eggs for retail customers (under the brand names Albertsons, Yucaipa Valley, Farmer’s Gems and Mountain Dairy), as well as providing unbranded eggs to foodservice customers. The eggs were sold by Moark to retail and wholesale customers in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Specific information regarding product description, plant number and Julian date may be found by clicking here.
Consumers who believe they may have purchased potentially affected shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call the toll-free telephone number 866-757-EGGS (3447) for more information or visit www.eggsafety.org.
The Egg Safety Center and the FDA recommend that eggs should be fully cooked until both the yolks and the whites are firm, and consumers should not eat foods that may contain raw or undercooked eggs. For more information on proper handling and preparation of eggs and answers to other frequently asked questions, visit www.eggsafety.org.
Tel Phone: 651-481-2071
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For complete information on previous recalls see these articles by R.C. Johnson:
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:
No Evidence Tainted Eggs Go Beyond 2 Farms
Egg Recall: What Is Salmonella?
Largest New England Egg Farm Not Linked to Recall
Q&A: Are the Eggs Sold at the Supermarket Safe to Eat?