Egg Recall Expanded to James Farms Brand Eggs After Salmonella Outbreak
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Nationwide James Farms Egg Recall
In cooperation with the national egg recall currently underway, James Farms is conducting a recall of its shell eggs. Additional recalled eggs came from five plants and were distributed across the country under the brand names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, Kemps, Glenview, and Pacific Coast (Dutch Farms said Wright County packaged eggs under its brand without permission).
The recalled eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons, including six-egg, dozen-egg and 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging, the Food and Drug Administration said. The cartons have date codes stamped at one end, ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 or 1946.
Salmonella Outbreak Expected to Expand
To date, a half-billion eggs have been recalled nationwide in an investigation of the salmonella outbreak. More than 1,000 people have already been sickened and the toll of illnesses is expected to increase.
A food safety expert at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the source of the outbreak could be rodents, shipments of contaminated hens, or tainted feed. Microbiology professor Patrick McDonough said he was not surprised to hear about two recalls involving different egg companies, because in other outbreaks there have also been multiple sources.
“You need biosecurity of the hen house, you want a rodent control program, and you want to have hens put into that environment that are salmonella free,” McDonough said.
CDC officials said Thursday that the number of illnesses related to the outbreak is expected to grow. That’s because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr. Christopher Braden, an epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control.
Almost 2,000 illnesses from the strain of salmonella linked to both recalls were reported between May and July, almost 1,300 more than usual, Braden said. The CDC is continuing to receive information from state health departments as people report their illnesses.
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