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Egg recall for salmonella! YIKES

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gryeyes, Aug 17, 2010.

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  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Salmonella outbreak
    triggers 228 million egg
    recall; 266 sickened in

    C. Johnson Last updated 29 mins ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Health officials say tainted
    eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians with
    salmonella, despite a multi-state recall.

    Los Angeles County health officer Dr. Jonathan
    Fielding said Tuesday the sick will develop diarrhea,
    fever and cramps and the illness typically lasts four
    to seven days.

    Babies, the elderly and those with weak immune
    systems are vulnerable to more severe illness.

    Eggs from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, were
    delivered to wholesalers, distribution centers and
    food service companies in California, Illinois,
    Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota,
    Wisconsin and Iowa.

    Seven cases of salmonella were linked to the same
    recall in Minnesota.

    The eggs were distributed around the country and
    packaged under the names Lucerne, Albertson,
    Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine,
    Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland,
    Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp.

    The Food and Drug Administration is investigating
    the egg company.

    The Associated Press

  2. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Hmmm, no problems with MY eggs.

  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Or mine, either. I was just thinking of all my friends who do not have the advantage of eating the eggs produced by my chickens..... thems a lot of brands listed there!
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I noticed this when I signed on today for my e-mail. It makes me very happy to have chickens that lay home grown eggs. I read the article and got a laugh at the thought of all the people that feel superior for buying on store bought eggs, that don't come out of chickens behinds. [​IMG]
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If people fully cooked their store bought eggs, they should be fine. Now I sure wouldn't ever eat a raw store egg, but a raw farm egg has a hundred fold lower chance of salmonella.
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:No kidding!

    I eat my own spinach too, so no worries there either! (Last year here, there was a huge problem with spinach)

  8. TheBarnSwallow

    TheBarnSwallow [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Lit

    yea i take my eggs over store bought any day
  9. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Songster

    Oct 2, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    We can't use our eggs right now because of worming treatment. As bad as I need some eggs, I sure as heck won't buy them at the store. Even if it weren't for that article. Love my little chicken buddies [​IMG]
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Me too, but I saved my eggs up before worming. So I'm good for 7 more days. It kills me to throw away those eggs.
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