The company’s voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results and not because of any illnesses to date from consumption.
Some of the eggs were distributed in Colorado and some may have gone to Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico and Utah. These were distributed through retail outlets.
The eggs are packed in dozen and half-dozen packages. The products in question will have a packing date of 93, 94, 97, or 98; an expiration date of “051814,” “051914,” “052214,” or “052314”; they will also include a location code of 1 or 3. All this information is on the package, located on a white sticker on the end of each carton.
The company is confident that any and all products sent out with any other packing codes or expiration dates are fully safe for consumption. No associated illnesses have been reported to date.
Routine testing, initiated by the firm, revealed that the finished products from certain barns could potentially contain the Salmonella bacteria. The company immediately ceased production in these areas and began taking action to rectify the situation.