A massive, multi-state egg recall is being extended, for the possibility of more eggs being contaminated with Salmonella.
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. recalled 24,000 dozen eggs last week, and is now adding an additional 120 dozen shell eggs to that recent recall.
The eggs included in the updated recall are:
|Product Description||Plant Number||Julian Date||Sell By / Expiration Date|
|Pippin Loose Medium||1457||282||11/07/10|
Consumers should check for the Julian dates and plant number on the individual egg cartons. If they own the recalled eggs, they should discard them or return them to the store for refund.
The majority the eggs were sold in approximately 29 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid- Atlantic regions of the United States, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
There has been no food poisoning illnesses reported from this recall, but as a North Charleston personal injury lawyer, I'd like to remind people that Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Eggs cooked thoroughly should not pose a health risk, however eggs served runny including sunny-side up, over- easy and added as an ingredient, such as raw cookie dough, could make people ill. Salmonella can cause serious and fatal infections, especially in children and elderly people.