Another Iowa producer Friday recalled a massive amount of eggs–this latest recall is for 170 million eggs sold under several brand names in at least 14 states.
Hillandale Farms of Iowa said the recalled eggs were sold under Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms and Sunny Meadow brand names. The plant numbers and Julian dates affected are:
-P1860 – Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
-P1663 – Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230
Added to the 380 million eggs recalled Aug. 13 and 18 by Wright County Egg, the Hilldale Farms recall brings the total the number of eggs recalled by Iowa producers in the last week to 550 million.
Like the Wright County Eggs recall, the Hillandale Farms egg recall is due to laboratory-confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses associated with the shell eggs.
The privately owned Hillandale Farms said 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: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Eggs are distributed in 6-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg packages, and 5-dozen cases.
The recall also includes loose eggs packaged under the Wholesome Farms and West Creek brand names in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. Customers may also have repackaged loose eggs.
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.
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.
Established and incorporated in Iowa, Hilldale Farms of Iowa has been in business for 39 years. It says it is fully cooperating in the investigation of contaminated eggs being conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says at least 1,300 Americans have been sickened by the Salmonella strain associated with the egg recalls.© Food Safety News