Wright County Egg recall includes thirteen brands

An Iowa egg producer has issued a nationwide recall of 228 million eggs after a rash of salmonella cases were reported in California, Colorado and Minnesota.

The cases have been traced to eggs produced at Wright Country Eggs in Galt, Iowa between May and July of 2010. The eggs were shipped to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. These distributors then shipped them nationwide.

The names of 13 brands included in the 2010 egg recall

The possibly contaminated eggs were sold under the brand names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. To determine whether your eggs are part of the recalled lot, look at the production code on the end of the carton - a letter P followed by four digits, then three. Ir the four digits are 1026, 1413 or 1946, and the three digits are between 136 and 225, the eggs may be contaminated and should be destroyed.

Salmonella poisoning produces symptoms that include vomiting and abdominal cramps and can be fatal. Emaxhealth contains more information about the symptoms of salmonella, how to recognize it, and possible treatments.

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