Egg Recall 2010: Cal-Maine Foods Recalls 24,000 dozen eggs due to possible Salmonella bacteria

By on Nov 9, 2010 in Health, Science, United States, World Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), through a press release dated November 5, 2010, announced that approximately 24,000 dozen (or 288,000) unprocessed eggs from Cal-Maine Foods Inc. were affected by the recall.

According to the report, a routine environmental study sample that was made at Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC, in Croton, one of Cal-Maine’s suppliers, had a positive result for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

The affected eggs were said to have been processed and re-packaged by the facilities of Green Forest, in Arkansas, between October 9 and 12, 2010.

They were eventually distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

As of this writing, there were no confirmed reports of any Salmonella-related illness.

Meanwhile, below is the list of product description, plant number, Julian date, and expiration date for the latest egg recall 2010, as taken from the FDA press release.

The plant number and Julian date are printed on the individual cartons, and the plant number goes ahead succeeded by the Julian date, with P1457-282 as example.

Potential affected consumers are being advised not to eat or serve these eggs, and should immediately return them to where they were bought and ask for a full refund.

For more information, Cal-Maine said they can be reached on their corporate office by calling 1-866-276-6299 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT.

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