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Public Health Focus

Recall of Shell Eggs

Updated October 18, 2010

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Introduction

Epidemiologic investigations conducted by public health officials in California, Colorado, and Minnesota revealed several restaurants or events where more than one person who fell ill with Salmonella Enteriditis had eaten. Information from these investigations suggested that shell eggs were the likely source of infections in many of these restaurants or events.

On August 13, 2010, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, conducted a nationwide voluntary recall of shell eggs that it had shipped since May 19, 2010. Shell eggs from Wright County Egg were sold to distributors and wholesalers in 22 states and Mexico, who then distributed the shell eggs further throughout the country. According to Wright County Egg of Iowa, 380 million of their shell eggs are being recalled under many different brand names. On August 19, Hillandale Farms of Iowa initiated an additional recall of eggs that went to grocery stores, distributors, and wholesalers in 14 states; these entities then distributed the shell eggs further throughout the country. In all, more than 500 million eggs are now involved in the nationwide recall.

The recalled shell eggs were packaged under several brand names including: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, and Kemps. A complete list of recalled brands is available as well as FDA’s searchable database created for this particular recall.

 

Identifying Recalled Brands and Products

 

News Updates

 

Consumer Health Information

 

Information about Egg Safety and Salmonella

 

Investigation into the Salmonella and Shell Egg Outbreak

 

483 Inspectional Observations on the Egg Recall

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers