Potential Salmonella Contamination Triggers Egg Recall

Recall Only Valid in Northern California

By Kathy Banks
|  Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010  |  Updated 10:19 AM EDT
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Potential Salmonella Contamination Triggers Egg Recall

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Some eggs produced at Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, may be contaminated with salmonella, a food-borne bacteria.

A nationwide egg recall is now under way after confirmed illnesses -- but no D.C.-area stores are affected, says Safeway.

Eggs are packaged under the following brand names:  Lucerne (sold by Safeway), Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. 

Safeway says the eggs that were contaminated were only distributed in Northern California. No other Safeway locations received any of the eggs from this particular farm.

Consumers should return the eggs to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

For more information on the recall, and the proper handling and preparation of eggs and answers to other frequently asked questions, visit www.eggsafety.org.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.


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