Salmonella Outbreak Leads to Massive Egg Recall

The number of eggs suspected of being tainted by salmonella continues to grow. To date, a half-billion eggs have been involved in the massive recall. The source of the salmonella-tainted eggs is still under investigation, however, two Iowa farms are now involved in the egg recall. Nearly 2,000 people have reportedly been affected with various degrees of food poisoning.

The recall started when Wright County Egg recalled 380 million eggs suspected of being infected. The number grew to reach a half billion, Aug. 20, 2010, when a second farm in Iowa, Hillandale Farms, announced that it was recalling another 170 eggs.

According to reports, an FDA spokeswoman said the two recalls are related. A Cornell University food safety expert said the outbreak could be linked to rodents, contaminated hens or tainted feed. Investigations are still being conducted.

Affected brand names include Albertsons, Boomsma’s, Dutch Farms, Farm Fresh, Kemps, Lucerne, Lund, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Shoreland, Sunshine, Trafficanda, Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal cramps, muscle pain and nausea.

If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a salmonella-tainted egg, you may be eligible to seek and recover compensation for your suffering. For more information, or to speak with a personal injury attorney about your circumstances, contact the law offices of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz at (844) 794-7402.