Good Earth Egg Company Recall News
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Earth Egg Company announced a recall of its shell eggs on January 9, 2016. The Missouri-based egg company confirmed that “a link has been established between eggs produced in our facility” to a recent outbreak of Salmonella illnesses in Missouri. The Good Earth Egg Company recall was initiated due to the discovery of trace amounts of Salmonella bacteria on their eggs, which could pose a heath threat to consumers.
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Salmonellosis is an infection caused a bacterium called Salmonella. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it occurs when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.
According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases of Salmonellosis in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness or Salmonella complications.
Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning (salmonellosis) may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 6 to 72 hours after eating a Salmonella contaminated food.
Details of the Good Earth Egg Company Recall
The Good Earth Egg Company recalled products were distributed throughout the Midwest, including Missouri and Illinois, at the retail and wholesale level, institutions, and to walk-in customers. Good Earth eggs are sold at Dierbergs, Shop n’ Save, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
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 006 – Sell By 02/05/2016, under the brand name Good Earth Egg Company, license number D-01124.
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