More Brands Added To Egg Recall
Two new brands were added to salmonella-linked egg recall centering on two Iowa farms, according to an unpdated list provided by the Egg Safety Center.
Wright County Egg, whose plants produced 380 million of the 550 million recalled eggs, said it has found salmonella in the Cardenas Market brand and are beginning a voluntary recall. Affected cartons have the plant number 1026 on the side and Julian dates between 136 and 228.
Trafficanda Egg Ranch also confirmed salmonella in some of its eggs from Wright County. Affected plant numbers are 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 and 1946, with Julian dates between 136 and 229.
The massive recall of more than half a billion eggs began Aug. 13 when Wright County recalled 380 million eggs due to a salmonella outbreak. Hillandale Farms recalled 170 million eggs a week later.
Wright County is a sprawling plant based in Galt, Iowa with seven million chickens that produce 5.5 million eggs a day. Hillandale Farms is also based in Iowa. The Centers for Disease Control has said the recalled eggs have been linked to more than 1,300 reported cases of salmonella poisoning, and the number would likely grow.
The cause of the outbreak is still unknown, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
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