The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that eggs tainted with salmonella have been linked to illnesses in Colorado, California and Minnesota. State health officials say the eggs have sickened at least 266 people in California and seven in Minnesota.
The outbreak has been tracked back to Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa. The company has begun a voluntary recall of 228 million eggs–equivalent to 19-million dozen eggs! Many of the affected eggs are widely-carried supermarket brands.
The affected cartons come in varying sizes and carry plant numbers P1026, P1413 and P1946, followed by a date code ranging from 136 to 225. The stamps with the date codes and plant numbers can be found on the end of the egg carton, and the eggs may be sold under any of the following brand names:
Country Eggs, Inc.
Glenview Farms (US Foodservice brand)
Lucerne (Safeway Brand)
Lund (Lund Egg Co. of Woodville, WI)
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