Many parents are confused about the current egg recall, especially since the recalled eggs from Wright County Eggs were sold under so many different brand names across the country. Remember that these eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella and could cause diarrhea and other salmonella symptoms if eaten.
Do you have recalled eggs, which now include 380 million eggs since the egg recall was expanded today? You might if you bought eggs with the brand name:
- Albertsons in dozen and 18-egg cartons size large eggs in California or Colorado
- Bayview in 5-dozen egg cartons size large eggs
- Boomsma's in dozen egg cartons size large eggs
- Dutch Farms in dozen egg cartons size large eggs distributed at Walgreens stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota and Arkansas, although the majority of Dutch Farms eggs are not affected by the recall
- Farm Fresh in dozen and 18-egg carton size M to† Jumbo eggs
- Hillandale in 18-egg carton size XL eggs
- Kemps in dozen egg cartons size large eggs
- Lucerne in dozen and 18-egg cartons size large eggs (Safeway store brand)
- Lund in 6-egg, dozen and 18-egg cartons size M to Jumbo eggs
- Mountain Dairy in 5-dozen egg cartons size medium eggs
- Mountain Dairy in dozen and 18-egg cartons size large eggs
- Nulaid in 5-dozen egg cartons size medium eggs
- Ralph's in dozen and 18-egg cartons size large eggs
- Shoreland in dozen egg cartons size XL and Jumbo eggs
- Sunshine in dozen egg cartons size XL eggs
- Sun Valley in 5-dozen egg cartons size medium eggs
- Trafficanda in dozen egg cartons size M to Jumbo eggs
You can also check the Julian dates, which range from 136 to 225, and the plant numbers, including P-1026, P-1413, and P-1946, to see if your brand of eggs were recalled. The label will be in the format of plant number followed by the Julian date, such as P-1946 223 (see the image above).† You can also see this list of affected brands and descriptions of recalled eggs for more information.
Recalled eggs were sold at a variety of stores, including Food 4 Less, Foodsco,† Ralphs, Walgreens,† Safeway and a number of other stores. Keep in mind that the recalled eggs could also have been a part of egg dishes, cakes, and other foods that contain raw or undercooked eggs that were served in restaurants that had the recalled eggs.
You should be especially careful and be sure to check labels if you bought any of these brands of eggs in California, Colorado, and Minnesota, where many of the Salmonella cases have been discovered, although experts are also investigating cases in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
To be safe, in addition to not eating recalled eggs, parents should be sure that their kids don't eat raw or undercooked eggs or foods that contain raw or undercooked eggs. Parents should also be careful to discard cracked or dirty eggs, keep eggs refrigerated at less than or equal than 45˚ F,† and to not keep eggs at room temperature for more than two hours.Related:
Egg Recall Update
Preventing Food Poisoning
Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Salmonella from Eggs
Playing it Safe With Eggs