Unfortunately, we've had to write a lot about egg recalls this year, after harmful salmonella was suspected on up to half a billion shells. Now, Jackson, Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is conducting a voluntary egg recall.
On November 5, Cal-Maine (NASDAQ: CALM) was notified by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that one of the company's suppliers, Ohio Fresh Eggs, LLC of Croton, Ohio, had a routine sample test positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). Cal-Maine purchased approximately 24,000 dozen eggs from Ohio Fresh for packaging in its Green Forest, Arkansas, facility between October 9 and 12, 2010.
The eggs were distributed to wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. There have been no confirmed illnesses related to the eggs.
However, consumers who bought eggs recently in those states would be advised to check their packages against the codes published by the company and the FDA. Any suspected recalled packages should be returned to the point of purchase for a refund.
Questions can be addressed to Cal-Maine at 1-866-276-6299 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT.
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