Good Earth Egg Recall Announcement – On October 3, 2016, Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri issued a recall for all of its shell eggs because the product has the potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The company reports that it was notified by the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) that a link has been established between eggs distributed by its facility to cases of Salmonella illnesses in Missouri and surrounding states.
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Good Earth Egg Recall Information
Products covered by the Good Earth Egg recall include all shell eggs produced by the company with sell by dates of 10/8/2016 and earlier. According to the company the eggs can be identified as follows:
“Various sizes of shell eggs are packaged in the following ways: 6-count cartons, 10-count cartons, 12-count cartons, 18-count cartons, 15 dozen cases, and 30 dozen cases. The dates and codes on the cartons and cases will include everything prior to and including date code 252 – Sell By 10/08/2016, with “Packed for” or “Produced for Good Earth Egg Company”
The Good Earth Egg recall products were distributed throughout the Midwest to retail, wholesale, institutions, and restaurants; and were also sold to walk-in customers. Good Earth eggs were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that consumers do not eat, and restaurants and retailers do not serve or sell Good Earth Egg recall products at this time. The agency also advised that because the recalled eggs were sold under different brand names, if you do not know if eggs that you purchased were distributed by Good Earth Egg Company, ask the store where you bought them for this information. You should also ask restaurants where they purchased their eggs before ordering.
CDC Good Earth Egg Recall And Outbreak Information
The CDC has reported that eight people have been infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Oranienburg across three states. Two of those sickened in the outbreak required hospitalization. According to the agency, epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback investigations have identified shell eggs distributed by Good Earth Egg Company of Bonne Terre, Missouri as the likely source of the infections.
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Salmonella Symptoms may include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream (septicemia) and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
What You Can Do If You Suspect a Salmonella Infection
If you suspect that you may have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing Salmonella symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order the necessary lab work to confirm a Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you consumed eggs or handled eggs that may have been covered by the Good Earth Egg Recall. Salmonella food poisoning is typically diagnosed by a stool culture. If your doctor suspects septicemia, a blood culture will also be performed.
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If you or a loved one are diagnosed with Salmonella, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our firm toll 1-877-934-6274. You can also contact us online by submitting the easy to use Case Evaluation Form found on this page.
At The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg, we believe that the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones during an outbreak is to stay informed. Please visit Salmonella Lawsuit of the FDA Recall page for more information.
Good Earth Egg Company has released the following statement, “We are taking these steps because consumer safety is our top priority. As a third-generation family operated farm, we are solely focused on providing fresh, quality, healthy eggs to local consumers. Although no Good Earth Egg Company eggs have tested positive for Salmonella, we feel strongly that issuing a voluntary recall is the right thing to do. Good Earth Egg Company is working closely with the FDA to determine the root cause of the potential contamination.”