An ongoing, nationwide outbreak of salmonella has been linked to eggs from a farm in Galt, Iowa. The CDC reports an increase of salmonella cases since May that has now been linked to these eggs.
Wright County Egg has issued a recall of 228 million eggs that were packed between May 16 and August 13 and were distributed nationwide under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. The egg recall includes 6-egg, a dozen, and 18-egg cartons, with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers (P) 1026, 1413, and 1946. You can see these numbers on the label if the carton is in the egg recall, with the plant number followed by the Julian date, like P-1026 136 or P-1413 225.
If you have recalled eggs or aren't sure, do not serve them to your family. You can throw them away or return them to the store where you bought them for a refund instead. Also remember that your kids should not eat raw or undercooked eggs or foods made with raw or undercooked eggs.
Parents should also be on the watch for salmonella symptoms, which can include watery diarrhea, which is sometimes bloody, fever, cramping abdominal pain, and vomiting. See your pediatrician if you think your child has salmonella, especially if he recently eat recalled eggs or any foods that contained recalled eggs.