The Michaels Food hard-cooked egg recall that began in January continued to grow this week, with several new products added to the list of recalls.
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Nasima Hossain, an advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, said the recall indicates egg suppliers and regulators have failed to learn the lessons of past egg recalls prompted by contamination with food-borne pathogens. This incident underscores the need for food inspections to happen at more regular intervals and for the Food Safety Modernization Act to be fully funded, so that foods with dangerous contaminants are kept off store shelves, she said.
Here's a list of links to recalls associated with the hard-cooked egg recall:
Grand Strand Sandwich Company Chicken Salad Sandwiches sold in convenience stores in the Southeastern U.S.
Walgreens DeLish Egg Salad and Tuna Salad Sandwiches sold in California and distributed by GH Foods.
Take Away Cafe and Quick Cafe Egg Salad Sandwiches produced by Greencore, USA Cincinnati and sold at convenience stores in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee
Fresh Garden Highway Cobb and Spinach Salads produced by F&S Produce Company and sold from retailers after distribution from a Pennsylvania warehouse.
Fresh Garden Highway Cobb Salads produced by GH Foods SW and sold by retailers in Texas.
Allisons Gourmet Kitchens prepared salads sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee and Missouri, under the brand names: Deli Fresh, Hill Country Fare, Brookshire's Classic Southern, Allison's Gourmet Kitchens, Food Lion, Bakers Kitchens, Dot Foods, Produce House, Hannaford Brothers and Chef Prepared.
Wegmans salads and sandwiches sold only at New York locations in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Newark, Geneva, Corning, Elmira, Geneseo, and Hornell.
Thorntons Quick Café Chef Salad distributed by Greencore USA-Cincinnati to retail establishments in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
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