Multistate Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Kim Conte

eggsWhich came first: The chicken or the salmonella?

Health officials believe eggs from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa are behind a salmonella outbreak. As a result, eggs are being recalled in eight states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, and Missouri. There have been seven salmonella cases reported in Minnesota so far, according to the Associated Press.

Worried your eggs might be affected? Here's what to look for ...

Affected cartons have plant numbers P1026, P1413 and P1946, followed by a date code ranging from 136 to 225. Look to see if your date code and plant number -- which are stamped on the end of the carton -- match these numbers.

Eggs may be sold under these brand names in varying carton sizes: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

Customers with potentially contaminated eggs should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.


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