Egg recall update: DeCoster-linked farm releases contaminated eggs – again.
November 10, 2010 – It’s hard to believe, but nearly 300,000 eggs are being recalled from a company linked to the same man as in this summer’s massive half-million egg recall.
Cal-Maine Egg announced last week that it would be recalling nearly 25,000 eggs after the FDA informed it that a sample had tested positive for salmonella bacteria. The contaminated eggs were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The contaminated eggs reportedly came from Ohio Fresh Eggs, whose biggest investor was Austin “Jack” DeCoster, owner of Wright County Egg – the original distributor of the 550 million eggs recalled this summer. The 1,600 reported cases of salmonella linked to those contaminated eggs constitute the largest outbreak since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking salmonella in the late 1970s.
Salmonella is a foodborne illness and poisoning causes great sickness with symptoms of fever, cramping and diarrhea occurring usually within 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the contaminated food.
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