Second Firm Recalls Eggs for Salmonella

A second egg producer is recalling shell eggs over <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/food_poisoning">Salmonella worries. Hillandale Farms of Iowa says the recall involves the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow.

According to the recall notice, these eggs were packaged 6-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg package, and 5-dozen cases.

The recall also includes loose eggs packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. The loose eggs may also be repackaged by customers, the notice said.

The only eggs affected by this recall have plant numbers P1860 or P1663 and Julian dates as follows:

• P1860 – Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
• P1663 – Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230

Julian dates and plant codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1860 230.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery distribution centers, retail grocery stores and foodservice companies which service or are located in fourteen states, including the following: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Hillandale Farms at (866) 262-4208.

The Hillandale Farms recall follows a recall of more than 300 million eggs by Wright County Eggs, also located in Iowa.

A nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has been associated with shell eggs. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 2,000 people have been sickened.

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