Shell Eggs Voluntarily Recalled by Good Earth Egg Company throughout Midwest Due to Possible Salmonella
On October 3, 2016, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Good Earth Egg Company LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has issued a voluntary recall of its shell eggs that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service.
Possible Salmonella Contamination Causes Shell Egg Recall
In August of 2016 the FDA was notified by the CDC of eight clinical cases of Salmonella. These cases were closely genetically related to a 2015 outbreak of Salmonella. In September of 2016 The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, assisted by the FDA, inspected Good Earth and found environmental samples that were a match to the Salmonella strain found during both the 2015 and 2016 illnesses. Good Earth received notification from the FDA that shelled eggs from its facility had been linked to these cases of Salmonella in Missouri and surrounding states. Missouri state partners have issued a close order to Good Earth which will remain in effect until the cause for illness is removed and satisfactory environmental samples are collected. To read the full safety alert click here.
In coordination with their distributors and retailers, Good earth is working to remove these products. If you feel you purchased any of these products, they ask you not return to the store, but discard it. The recall includes everything prior to and including date code 252 – Sell By 10/8/2016, with “Packed for” or “Produced for Good Earth Egg Company.
Various sizes of shell eggs are packaged in the following:
15 Dozen Cases
30 Dozen Cases
Good Earth Shell products were distributed throughout the Midwest, including Missouri, Illinois and Kansas at the retail and wholesale level, institutions, restaurants and to walk-in customers. Good Earth egg shell products were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper locations in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
For additional information the FDA has also posted information here.
Consuming Food Contaminated with Salmonella
Salmonellosis is the illness caused by consuming food contaminated with Salmonella. Young children and older adults have a higher risk of being affected by Salmonella. Potential food sources for Salmonella outbreaks include eggs, poultry, meat, unpasteurized milk or juice, cheese, and contaminated raw fruits and vegetables. Go to our Salmonella food poisoning page to learn more.
Diagnosed With Salmonella Food Poisoning?
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