A Huge Egg Recall You Need To Be Aware Of - Especially If Your Baby Is Eating Eggs.

At six months of age your baby can have eggs. If you're already feeding your baby eggs then you should...
At six months of age your baby can have eggs. If you're already feeding your baby eggs then you should know that there's been a gigantic egg recall that could affect your health and your baby's health.
What Has Been Recalled:
NOTE - The FDA keeps updating this recall. For the most current recall info on eggs I suggest signing up for FDA recall emails and keeping an eye on the FDA press release page.
  • Eggs related to the FDA August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, James Farms, Glenview, Pacific Coast and Kemps.
  • The recalled eggs have been packaged in 6-egg cartons, 12-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1720, 1413 and 1946.
  • Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.
There's also been a just released updated recall that affects eggs distributed under the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow in 6-egg cartons, dozen-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, 30-egg package, and 5-dozen cases. Loose eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. The loose eggs may also be repackaged by customers. Eggs involved in this related recall are only eggs with the following plant numbers:
  • P1860 – Julian (production) numbers ranging from 099 to 230
  • P1663 – Julian (production) numbers ranging from 137 to 230
Where Were the Eggs Distributed? The recall affects eggs shipped since May 16, 2010 that were sent to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. What's the Problem? An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) has resulted from these eggs. This outbreak has already sickened hundreds of people across the country.
What are the Symptoms of Salmonella?
Fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 (infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Salmonella can cause extremely serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, pregnant women, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
If You've Got Recalled Eggs - What To Do?
Do not eat recalled eggs. You need to discard them right away or return them to their retailer for a refund. Individuals who think they might have become ill from eating recalled eggs should consult their health care providers. If consumers are unsure about the source of their eggs, the FDA urges you not to eat them and to discard them immediately.
Also see food safety tips for babies AND food safety for pregnancy.

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