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Wright County Egg Recall due to Salmonella enteritidis Risk

Eggs produced by the farms of Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. Eggs affected by the recall were distributed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and other states. The eggs are packaged under these brand names in varying carton sizes: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

  • Salmonella infects the ovaries of healthy appearing hens and contaminates the eggs before the shells are formed.

  • Gil Ramirez

    Dodged a bullet with this one – We had a carton of Dutch Farms eggs that matched was produced on a date within the recall. However the production facility was “1414”, one away from the recalled “1413”. Phew!

  • Lydia

    Your comment is right on. So many people are under the impression that sick chickens lay eggs with bacteria in them. Or that the bacteria is just on the shell. Or that if they buy their eggs locally, they are free from bacteria. Couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Rhipp

    I have a carton of Crystal Farm eggs in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, the stamped lettering on the end of the carton is illegible. It is smudged and I noted when I bought the eggs that his was true of most, if not all, of the cartons.