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Trafficanda Egg Ranch Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk

Van Nuys, California–(ENEWSPF)–August 25, 2010 -The following statement was released by officials of Trafficanda Egg Ranch regarding the voluntary recall of shell eggs supplied from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa and distributed by Trafficanda Egg Ranch.

Trafficanda Egg Ranch is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of Medium, Large, X Large, and Jumbo Cartons; 5 Dozen Medium Over Wrap and 20 Count Over Wrap of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocardiditis or arthritis.

Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery stores and foodservice companies in California. The affected eggs were packaged under the Trafficanda Egg Ranch brand names packaged in 12-egg cartons, 20-egg over wrap, and 5 dozen over wrap with the Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 and1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg cartons or the top of the over wrap bag. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-I946 223.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses from May 17, 2010 to August 17, 2010 relating to the shell eggs, and trace back investigations are ongoing. Trafficanda Egg Ranch is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. Our company strives to provide our customers with safe, high-quality eggs – that is our responsibility and our commitment.

Consumers who believe they have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should either destroy or return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.   Other fresh shell eggs and egg products sold by Trafficanda Egg Ranch are not affected.  Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or the Egg Safety Media Hotline (404) 367-2761.

 

Source: fda.gov

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