Write County Egg issued a massive egg recall yesterday after 13 of its egg factory retail brands were found to be sickened, and affected with salmonella on the egg shells. Among the 21,244 cases of foodborne illness reported in the U.S. in 2007 (the last year for which data was collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), salmonella was the #2 cause of illness. CHECK YOUR EGGS!
Egg brands found affected are:
- Mountain Dairy
- Farm Fresh
- Dutch Farms
Affected eggs are packed in 6- 12- or 18-egg cartons with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, and 1946. You can find these dates and codes stamped on the end of your egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and ends in the number. For example: P-1946 223.
If you have any of these eggs, do not eat them! Return recalled eggs to the store where you purchased them to receive a full refund. If you suspect that you or any of your loved ones are experiencing salmonella poisoning, check the symptoms below to be sure. While most people recover without treatment, some severe cases do require hospitalization.
Salmonella Poisoning Symptoms
Within 6-to-72 hours of eating an affected egg, you may experience lower abdominal cramping, diarrhea (sometimes bloody), vomiting, fever, chills, malaise, nausea or headache. Symptoms may persist for as long as a week.