Ohio Fresh Eggs, an egg factory farm co-owned by the owners of Hillandale Farms and Wright County Egg – yes, the folks behind the half billion egg recall – have found a positive sample of salmonella at their Croton, Ohio facility. No illnesses have been reported in conjunction with this recall. 288,000 eggs are being recalled.
Cal-Maine Foods purchased the eggs from Ohio Fresh Eggs and repackaged them under the brands Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, Sun Valley, and James Farm. Cal-Maine also raises their own chickens for eggs, but their facility has not tested positive for salmonella. Only the eggs they bought from Ohio Fresh Eggs and repackaged are being recalled.
Recalled eggs went to stores in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. If you purchased eggs packaged under those brands since October 9, 2010, check the FDA chart to see if you should return your eggs. Just take the remaining eggs in the egg carton back to the store where you bought them. They’ll give you a full refund.
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