Navigation Links
Nationwide Egg Recall Underway

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A nationwide outbreak of salmonella in eggs has sickened more than 250 people and led to a recall of more than 228 million eggs, according to news reports.

The outbreak, which apparently began in May, appears to be ongoing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

On Aug. 13, the CDC said: "There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing."

The outbreak has now been tracked to in-shell eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, which launched the recall. Its eggs were distributed to wholesalers and food service companies nationwide under multiple brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

According to state health officials, contaminated eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians and seven in Minnesota, the Associated Press reported.

The recall covers eggs in their shells packed between May 16 and Aug. 13. They come in cartons ranging from six to 18 eggs and are marked with plant numbers P-1026, P-1413 and P-1946. The eggs should be returned for a refund.

"This certainly has the potential to be a very large outbreak, both given the apparent number of reported cases so far and also the fact that many of these eggs may still be in consumer refrigerators," Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told USA Today.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently has teams on site at Wright County Egg, spokeswoman Patricia El-Hinnawy said.

"Wright County Egg is fully cooperating with FDA's investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall," the company said in a statement, according to ABC News. "Our primary concern is keeping salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers."

Salmonella can cause fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea and usually lasts four to seven days.

The FDA advised consumers to:

  • Toss recalled eggs or return them to the store for a refund.
  • See a doctor if you think you are ill after eating recalled eggs.
  • Keep eggs refrigerated at all times.
  • Throw out cracked or dirty eggs.
  • Wash hands, utensils and preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.
  • Cook eggs until both the white and the yolk are firm and eat promptly after cooking.

The agency also warned consumers not to keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than two hours, and not to eat raw eggs or restaurant dishes made with raw, undercooked, or unpasteurized eggs.

Eating undercooked eggs should also be avoided, especially by young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness, the agency added.

More information

For more information on salmonella, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Associated Press; ABC News, USA Today

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. CVS/pharmacy Begins Free Health Screenings in Communities Nationwide Through A Su Salud Program
2. Nationwide Video Search Kicks off Ban Asbestos Campaign
3. Nationwide Video Search Kicks off Ban Asbestos Campaign
4. U.S. National Guard Connects Nationwide with Desktop Alert's Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
5. 29 Clear Channel stations Nationwide Raise Nearly $2.8 Million to Help Save the Lives of Kids Fighting Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases
6. Its Time To Talk About It in the Chicago Community and Nationwide
7. Brad Aspin and Health and Wellness Company GBG Now Looking for Leaders Nationwide
8. Purple Cupcake Production on the Rise Nationwide
9. Your Posture Can Make or Break Your Job Interview; PostureNOW Offers 33% Off Its Posture Corrective Brace to Job Seekers Nationwide
10. Dream Dinners Launches Nationwide Program to Help Families Eat Healthier
11. Primary care physicians nationwide face clinical ethical conflicts with religious hospitals
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Nationwide Egg Recall Underway
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... ProStatic Analog Distortion ... tool designed specially for Final Cut Pro X. FCPX users can ... easy-to-use modification controls. Destoying and creating chaotic distortion is now quick and simple, ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... , ... November 28, 2015 , ... Safe storage for ... of two inventors, one from Lakewood, New Jersey and the other from Bradley Beach, ... patent-pending PROTECTOR to save the expense of having to replace NuvaRings more often than ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... There ... do we outperform our billings from last year? , This question has not been ... organizations are coming to the retirement age and the younger workforce don’t share the ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The rapid speed ... As people age, more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other ... are being overworked. The forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent of medical ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced ... offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers ... According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)... , Nov. 29, 2015 CIVCO Medical ... technology at the Radiological Society of ... Chicago November 29 – December ... designed to offer customers unrivaled versatility, enhanced user ... --> ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... -- --> --> ... potential to save costs, improve treatment quality and accelerate ... exploited as yet. Here, particular emphasis is placed on ... tablet or directly at the patients, bedside. ... -->      (Photo: ) ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... Devices Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... this report, the author the present scenario and growth ... To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue ... Hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs. The report forecasts the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: