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Salmonella Enteritidis-tainted Eggs top 550,000,000

The New York Times William Neuman just reported that:

Screen shot 2010-08-20 at 3.52.25 PM.pngHillandale Farms of Iowa, issued a recall Friday of 170 million eggs that it sent to 14 states.  The company said “laboratory-confirmed illnesses” had been associated with the eggs, and federal officials said the illnesses were part of a large outbreak of salmonella that has sickened hundreds of people across the country since May.

Hillandale Farms of Iowa said it was recalling eggs from its two plants in Iowa, distributed under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms and Sunny Meadow. Eggs produced by Hillandale outside of Iowa were unaffected by the recall.

The company said the recalled eggs were sold in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

This is in addition to 380,000,000 eggs recalled earlier this week by Wright County Egg. CDC has linked over 1,200 illnesses to one or both of these recalls.

  • Ann Quinn, consumer

    Mr. Marler, you know my interest is badly regulated pet food. Is
    anyone looking at Salmonella in poorly regulated animal feed
    here as a possible contamination source? Just askin’ since it’s
    all one food chain and reports of Salmonella in animal feed
    are fairly common.