Our law firm represented people sickened in a 2010 outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis infections linked to eggs. Hundreds of people were sickened in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. These people had genetically identical strains of Salmonella enteritidis with PFGE pattern JEGXX01.0004.
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Below is information about the past outbreak.
Wright County Egg Recall
In response to the Salmonella enteritidis outbreak, on August 13 and August 18, 2010, Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, recalled shell eggs that it had shipped since May 19, 2010 to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Uta, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. These companies distribute nationwide.
- August 13, 2010: Eggs sold under several different brands (Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.
- August 18, 2010: Eggs packaged under several brand names (Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralphs, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942.
Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.
Hillandale Farms Egg Recall
In response to the Salmonella enteritidis outbreak, Hillandale Farms of Iowa recalled certain shell eggs on August 20, 2010. Products affected by this recall were distributed to grocery distribution centers, retail grocery stores and foodservice companies which service or are located in fourteen states, including the following: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
The recalled Hillandale eggs were distributed under the following brand names:
- Hillandale Farms
- Sunny Farms
- Sunny Meadow
Loose eggs were packaged under the following brand names: Wholesome Farms and West Creek in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs. These may have been repackaged under a different brand..
The only products effected by this recall have plant numbers P1860 or P1663 and Julian dates as follows:
- P1860 – Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
- P1663 – Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230
Only products with these plant numbers are effected – even though the brand name may be the same
Julian dates and plant codes can be found stamped on the end of the carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P1860 230.