Iowa Company Recalls 380 Million Eggs Over Salmonella Risk

September 22, 2010

FDA (Rockville, MD) reports that Wright County Egg (Galt, IA) has initiated a voluntary recall of an estimated 380 million shell eggs at risk of carrying Salmonella Enteritidis. The company's recall is on eggs that were shipped out to national U.S. food distributors in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa as far back as May 16, 2010.

FDA (Rockville, MD) reports that Wright County Egg (Galt, IA) has initiated a voluntary recall of an estimated 380 million shell eggs at risk of carrying Salmonella Enteritidis. The company's recall is on eggs that were shipped out to national U.S. food distributors in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa as far back as May 16, 2010.

Recalled shell eggs were sold to the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph...s, Boomsma...s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

Last Friday, the company informed FDA of its recall. FDA, along with federal and state organizations have been taking samples, inspecting records, and searching for places of initial contamination, such as feed.

For more information on egg safety, visit FoodSafety.Gov
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