Nationwide Egg Recall Affects AlaskaThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed that eggs potentially contaminated with Salmonella have been distributed in Alaska under the brand name Olympia Valley.
Wright County Egg based in Galt, Iowa has announced an expanded voluntary recall of shell eggs distributed under a variety of brand names because of possible Salmonella contamination. This recall is of shell eggs only.
One product distributed in Alaska is Olympia Valley large eggs sold by the dozen. Its cartons have a plant ID number of 1026 with Julian Dates 136 - 225. A second Olympia Valley product distributed in Alaska is sold in dozen and 18-egg cartons with medium to jumbo sized eggs; cartons bear a plant ID number of 1946 and Julian Dates of 136 - 225.
DEC continues to check with distributors and retailers to see if other brands of Wright County Eggs have been sent to the state.
Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them. They should be destroyed or returned to the store where they were purchased. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org or call Wright County's toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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 such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.
For more information, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm223139.htm
For more information on recalls affecting Alaskans, visit our website: http://www.dec.state.ak.us/eh/fss/recalls/recallsalerts.htm
Posted: August 20, 2010
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