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How can I tell if my eggs have been recalled?

Below is information related to the Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs - May 2010.


Q: How do I determine what eggs are affected by the recall? 

A: Dates and codes can be found stamped on the packaging. The plant number begins with the letter "P", followed by a number (P-1946 in the example below). The Julian date follows the plant number (223 in the example).


Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter   


It is important to note that both the plant number and Julian date must match. If the Julian date does not match the affected plant number, then your eggs are not currently involved in the recall.
The following table lists all brands of shell eggs under recall. The recalled eggs originated from Wright County Egg or from Hillandale Farms of Iowa. The brands listed were either recalled by these two firms or were recalled by other firms who received the eggs and repacked them under additional brand names. The eggs were distributed in a variety of sizes and packaging configurations – see specific press releases for details. You can also search and browse egg recalls.