Wright County Egg Salmonella recall expands to eggs sent to 17 states
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August 19, 2010 – According to federal health authorities, Wright County Egg – whose eggs have been linked to hundreds of illnesses in a massive Salmonella outbreak – has expanded its recall to include eggs sent to 17 states today.
The Iowa producer of shell eggs now says the potentially tainted eggs were distributed to wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
Initially, 228 million eggs – or the equivalent of 19 million dozen-egg cartons – were recalled, but that number was increased to nearly 32 million dozen-egg cartons. To date, at least 380 million eggs have been implicated in the outbreak, which is confirmed to have sickened people in four states and is suspected in several more.
Other states have seen a jump in reports of this type of Salmonella. For example, California has reported 266 illnesses since June and believes many are related to the eggs. Colorado saw 28 cases in June and July, about four times the usual number. Spikes or clusters of suspicious cases have also been reported in Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the state Department of Health Services has linked all 21 confirmed cases of salmonella-related illnesses in Wisconsin to a Kenosha, Wis., restaurant. One of the 21 diners at sickened by a Salmonella bacteria linked to contaminated eggs has filed a lawsuit. Tanja Dzinovic, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., is suing Wright County Egg and others after getting sick from a Cobb salad at Baker Street Restaurant and Pub in June.
Looking for a complete list of recalled eggs? The egg recall continues to expand and we will continually update our egg recall list page with new brands and/or companies that are recalling their products. Please visit the following page to learn more: Egg Recall List
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