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Egg Recall Alarms American Consumers

Written by: on 18th August 2010 |
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Egg Recall Alarms American Consumers – Wright Country Eggs had been the center of controversy across so far eight states in the United States. Their eggs had been tested positive of salmonella contamination.

Wright Country Eggs is one of the largest egg companies in the United States and the recall might hurt their business. The company which is based in Galt, Iowa already initiated a voluntary recall of eggs packaged between May 16th and August 13th.

Though the main distribution of the eggs were in eight states, these distributors shipped the eggs nationwide hence a nationwide egg recall had been ordered.

The salmonella contaminated eggs can be identified by checking the stamp on the end of the carton. If the stamp reads P1026, P1413 or P1946, consumers are asked to look at the three-digit number that follows. If it’s anywhere between 136 and 225, the eggs are suspect and should be destroyed.

Diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pains are some of the major symptoms of salmonella infection.

Meanwhile Wright Country Eggs had already issues a statement regarding the massive egg recall:

In a statement, Wright County Egg says consumers should return purchased eggs affected by the recall to the store where they were purchased, Food Safety News reports:

Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. As a precautionary measure, Wright County Egg also has decided to divert its existing inventory of shell eggs to a breaker, where they will be pasteurized to kill any Salmonella bacteria present.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected.

The salmonella contaminated eggs had already sicked at least 266 in California alone and more cases are likely to surface. Wright Country Eggs are redistributed under various other brands and names like Albertson, Ralph’s and Farm Fresh.

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