Correction: No Wright County eggs found in Alaska at this timeThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announces it has found no eggs sold in Alaska linked to the Wright County Egg national recall. The recalled eggs are sold under a variety of brand names. They are recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination.
An earlier press release associating Olympia Valley eggs with the Wright County Egg recall was incorrect. The error stems from information provided by a retail store that had mistakenly informed DEC that it had sold the recalled Wright County eggs under the Olympia Valley brand. It informed DEC today of its error.
When DEC learns of a recalled food product, it contacts distributors and retailers to ensure they are aware of the recall. If they carry the affected product, DEC verifies that they have stopped selling the food.
For the Wright County Egg recall, DEC has contacted the major statewide distributors and retailers. It has found none carrying the affected product. The agency continues to look for eggs in the state associated with the national recall. If any are found, DEC will inform the public.
Posted: August 21, 2010
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