Egg Recall Expands

August 23, 2010

Egg Recall Expands

The FDA has announced that even more eggs are being recalled along with other chicken products. As of Friday it was announced that the following products are included in the recall.

Hillandale Farms of Iowa

Hillandale Farms is voluntarily recalling eggs due to the possibility that they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Hillandale Farm eggs included in the recall have been distributed to grocery distribution centers, retail groceries, and food service companies throughout fourteen states. If you live in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin you are requested to dispose of or return eggs that are included in this recall. The brands to look for include Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms and Sunny Meadow in half dozen cartons, dozen cartons, 18 egg cartons, 30 egg packages and 5 dozen cases.  Each package should have a plant number and Julian date stamped on the carton. The plant numbers P1860 and P1663 are under recall for the following Julian Dates.

P1860: 099 through 230  and P1663: 137 through 230

Country Eggs Inc.

Country Eggs Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of eggs supplied by the Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa. Food wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies in California, Arizona, and Nevada under the Country Eggs, Inc. brand name in 15 dozen bulk packages featuring the factory and Julian date stamps of P1946 and P1026  216 through 221. Return these items to the location where you purchased them for a full refund.

Montalvan’s Sales Inc.

Due to the potential risk of Salmonella Typhi contamination Montalvan’s Sales, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for La Nuestra brand frozen mamey pulp. La Nuestra mamey pulp has been distributed throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.

All lot numbers and all packages of this product are subject to recall. The 14 ounce plastic package has a UPC of 7-56869-10008-4. If you own one of these packages discard it immediately and contact Montalvan’s Sales, Inc. to obtain a full refund. The customer service line is available 8AM-5PM Pacific Daylight Time at (909) 930-5670

Drew Falkenstein of Marler Clark “Many European countries have succeeded in nearly eradicating salmonella enteritidis from their egg supplies, so this is clearly not only a major public health event, but one that simply should not have happened, not on this scale at least. With the recall approaching half a billion eggs, there was clearly a major failure in environmental and flock sanitation at wright county egg. Further, it is time that major outbreaks and recalls where people get sick and sometimes die stop serving as the impetus for change. This is clearly an indication that the entire country is at risk, including susceptible populations of people who can ill afford a severe food-borne illness, by production failures on this level.”

Salmonella outbreaks have occurred all over the country due to eggs originating from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa. Many cases of Salmonella are mild and pass within 5-7 days. However those who suffer from lowered immunity, the very young and the elderly are affected more seriously and in severe cases it can cause death. Each of the companies under the recall are cooperating with the FDA and attempting to remove these contaminated egg products from the market.

Publisher: Salient News