Egg Recall 2010: Salmonella Eggs in Eight State

Egg Recall 2010: Salmonella Eggs in Eight State – An egg recall has been made by an Iowa based egg company receiving reports of Salmonella illnesses in California, Colorado, and Nevada. The Federal Government is currently investigating the recall and the company, to find out what has happened, what the causes were and what the company is doing to fix the situation.

A noticed was released yesterday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a recall regarding eggs farmed from Wright County Egg, based in Galt, Iowa. Certain Julian dates were recalled of their shelled eggs after it was found that many may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) after an upswing in cases of this illnesses were found in the population. In June and July, the number of cases of infections was up to 200 people.

The farm produces about 2.5 million eggs per week from five different sites in Iowa. The company follows the requirements set out the the FDA food safety rules, and is also a willing participant in the 5 star rating quality assurance food safety program. What the program covers is cleaning and disinfection of poultry houses, pest control, proper egg washing, biosecurity, and refrigeration from packing through delivery.

At current, it is still being determined on whether or not the eggs are the cause of the SE outbreak.

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