Hillandale Farm joins egg recall, how many more to go?


I am sure you are keeping an eye on the recent egg recall.  The salmonella poisoning due to egg recall is far from over.  In fact one more Iowa egg producer, Hillandale Farms joins recall list which was initiated by Wright County Egg.  The count of recalled eggs has surpassed over half a billion.  The eggs recalled by Hillandale Farms of Pennsylvania were sold in 14 states under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

Which states got affected by Hillandale Farms egg recall?
Eggs from Hilandale Farms are sold in the following states: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. If you want up-to-date information on recall, categorized by states, follow this link “egg recall”.

How do I recognize the recalled eggs by Hillandale Farms?
In the Hillandale recall, only eggs from plant numbers P1860 or P1663.  The recalled affects eggs from following Julian dates (A Julian date is based on the 365 day calendar, so Jan 1 is number 1 and December 31 is 365):

P1860 — Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230

P1663 — Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230


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Did Hillandale Farms recalled eggs due to similar Salmonella poisoning?

Sherri McGarry, foodborne outbreak coordinator with the emergency coordination and response staff at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition said that “We see this as a related recall.”  Basically the first recall was due to salmonella enteritidis and FDA indicated that genetic fingerprints of the salmonella were similar in both recalls.  It is yet to be determined, if the strains of the bacteria are genetically identical, said Jeff Farrar, associate commissioner for food protection with FDA’s Office of Foods.

If you are wondering, who can you reach out to, contact Hillandale Farms at 1-866-262-4208.  You can either return the recalled eggs or ask specific questions.  The link of Egg safety center is very useful in finding information of recalled eggs categorized by brand names with description. Be safe and take precautions given by FDA.

Healthy Eating!

Source: cnn;  usatoday


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