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Friday, 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.

More information:

· Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Salmonella from Eggs

·  Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs

· Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with Shell Eggs

 

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