Salmonella Tainted Egg Recall
Have you suffered food poisoning from recalled eggs?
Due to the current massive salmonella outbreak in our egg supply, private citizens are voicing their concern over the possibility of a food borne illness affecting their loved ones. Many consumers are worried for their young children and their elderly family members, two groups of individuals hit hardest by the effects of Salmonella poisoning.
In an urgent multi-departmental collaboration, the FDA and CDC joined forces to uncover the source of the Salmonella contamination. By following the supply chain of several restaurants reporting an increasing number of Salmonella sicknesses among their customers, the government agencies were able to identify the egg producers responsible for the outbreak.
Two main sources of Salmonella contamination included Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa and Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, Iowa. On August 13, Wright County Egg voluntarily conducted a nationwide recall of shell eggs on 3 of its 5 farms. Further epidemiologic and traceback information led to Wright County Egg expanding its recall on August 18 to cover all 5 farms and 380 million eggs (according to company figures). Hillandale Farms followed with their recall of 130 million eggs on August 20. Many of the infected eggs could still very well be in grocery stores, restaurants, and your home.
The FDA provided list of affected brands include: Albertsons, Alta Dena Dairy, Bayview, Becky, Boomsma’s, Cal Egg, Challenge Dairy, Country Eggs, Driftwood Dairy, Dutch Farms, Farm Fresh, Glenview, Hidden Villa Ranch, Hillandale Farms, James Farms, Kemps, Lucerne, Lund, Mi Pueblo, Mountain Dairy, Nulaid, Pacific Coast, Ralph’s, Shoreland, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Sunshine, Sun Valley, Trafficanda, West Creek, and Wholesome Farms.
You have a right to compensation if you have eaten the eggs and experienced food poisoning symptoms severe enough for a visit to your doctor. Persons infected with Salmonella Enteritidis usually experience the following food poisoning symptoms 12 to 72 hours after consumption: fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.
No deaths have yet been reported. If you or a loved one has suffered symptoms of Salmonella poisoning after eating a recalled egg, please contact an experienced food poisoning lawyer for a free consultation at The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen by calling 1.800.718.4658 now and speaking with a Salmonella expert.