August 20, 2010
Consumer Information on the Egg Recall
FoodSafety.gov has information posted on the egg recall for consumers:
Federal and state officials are investigating a nationwide increase of Salmonella Enteritidis infections associated with shell eggs.
· Outbreak: Since May 2010, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections.
· Source: Preliminary investigations by federal and state officials suggest that shell eggs are the likely source of many of these infections.
· Recall: On August 13, 2010, Wright County Egg conducted a nationwide voluntary recall of shell eggs. On August 19, the recall was expanded. For an up-to-date list of brands recalled, including egg carton codes, see the Affected Brands and Descriptions chart.