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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Sparboe Farms Initiated Voluntary Recall Fresh Shell Eggs

 

Company Contact: 
Egg Safety Media Hotline 
404/367-2761
info@eggsafety.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 27, 2010 – Litchfield, Minn - Sparboe Farms is voluntarily recalling shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms which were packaged by Sparboe Farms, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, or arthritis.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery stores and foodservice companies in the following states – Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota.

Large, white eggs were packaged under the following brand names: Albertson, Sparboe Farms, Liborio Market, Shamrock Foods and Glenview Farms and in the following configurations and codes :

Configuration

Plant Number

Julian Dates

6 egg carton

1167

214, 215, 219

12 dozen carton

1167

214, 215, 219

18 dozen carton

1167

214, 215, 219

2 ½ dozen sleeve

1167

214, 215, 219

5 dozen sleeve

1167

214, 215, 219

15 dozen bulk cube

1167

214, 215, 219

30 dozen bulk case

1167

214, 215, 219

Extra Large eggs were packaged under the Shurfresh brand name.with the following configuration and codes:

 

Configuration

Plant Number

Julian Dates:

12 dozen carton

1906

211 and 218



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-1167 214.

To date Sparboe believes that the inventory that reached stores was removed and replaced.

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 Sparboe Farms are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or the Egg Safety Media Hotline (404) 367-2761.

 

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