August 18, 2010
Fresh Shell Egg Recall due to Salmonella Risk-Kidney Patients Beware
If you live in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa you could be at risk for salmonella from fresh eggs. The brands of concern are being recalled and include Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.
If you have kidney disease, and especially if you are on dialysis you have a greater risk of getting sick from consumption of contaminated foods. Children and older people are also at higher risk.
You can read more details about this recall at the US Food and Drug Administration website http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm222501.htm