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How Do You Take Your Eggs? Scrambled or Salmonella'ed?

submitted on August 17, 2010 by pablos17 in "Products / Gadgets", last updated on August 20, 2010 by YanBz
Another recall. Way too many of these lately. I want to make sure everyone is being kept up to date.

To find out if your eggs are on the recall list, look for a four digit number of the side of the carton that starts with the letter P. The numbers being recalled are 1026, 1413, 1946, 1720 and 1942.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm222501.htm
        

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  • 74976
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on August 17, 2010
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    After reading this, it may have to be hard boiled.....or better yet, eggbeaters egg sustitute.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on August 17, 2010
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      Red Face typo! - that should be "substitute"
  • 74980
    vectra5
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    Posted by vectra5 on August 17, 2010
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    After reading this, I may want to skip eating eggs for the next year or two...
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    • sandyshore
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      Posted by sandyshore on August 17, 2010
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      Yes, well you should know that because of hard economic times, and lack of manpower the FDA has changed the different testing periods to longer between tests in many areas of food safety. It may change your view on how safe many of the foods hitting your local markets are to consume.
  • 75040
    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on August 17, 2010
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    Cook them to 165F, and you're fine. You can also buy pasteurized eggs.
  • 75317
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on August 19, 2010
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    According to an Accuweather.com blog, the salmonella outbreak may be a result of wet, humid weather across Iowa. The area where the recalled eggs have been traced, is in a region that has been inundated by 200-300% above-normal rainfall this summer. Changes in temperature, precipitation and season force rodents to seek shelter in the chicken houses. So the rodents are responsible for spreading salmonella through their droppings, not only contaminating the eggs, but also the chicken feed.

    http://www.accuweather.com/blo.....e-help.asp

    Salmonella can infect eggs in two different ways. The bacterium can latch onto the actual egg shell when in contact with rodent droppings.

    Salmonella can also be ingested by the chicken after eating food contaminated with the infected rodent defecation. In this case, the inside of the egg can have salmonella.

    The latest recall of nearly 400 million eggs occurred because of salmonella inside the egg.

    While salmonella inflicting the outer portion of an egg is easy to be tested and distinguished, internal salmonella is much more difficult to detect.

    "There currently are no methods to see if salmonella has infected the egg internally without cracking it," said Dr. Stephanie Doores, Associate Professor of Food Science for Penn State.

    Salmonella is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States.
  • 75433
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on August 19, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Oh, too gross for words. I had eggs for breakfast and---I---think---I'm---going---to---
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on August 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0


    Affected plant numbers: 1026, 1413 and 1946.
    Affected pack dates: from 136 to 225
    Affected brands:

    Lucerne
    Albertson
    Mountain Dairy
    Ralph's
    Boomsma's
    Sunshine
    Hillandale
    Trafficanda
    Farm Fresh
    Shoreland
    Lund
    Dutch Farms
    Kemps


    Here is how decypher the numbers on the packaging:
    http://consumerist.com/2010/08.....codes.html

    Source: http://consumerist.com/2010/08.....ation.html
  • 75580
    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on August 20, 2010
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    More numbers were added today as another plant was found.

    To find out if your eggs are on the recall list, look for a four digit number of the side of the carton that starts with the letter P. The numbers being recalled are 1026, 1413, 1946, 1720 and 1942.
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on August 20, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks! I will add this information to the original post
  • 75744
    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on August 21, 2010
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    As of yesterday 8/20, they’ve expanded the Hillandale egg recall to cover another farm and more plant numbers/dates.

    Eggs are 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.

    If you missed the original recall, here’s that info. The number on their site to call with questions is 866-272-5582.

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm223452.htm

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