Wright County Egg of Galt has recalled all of its shell eggs after an outbreak of salmonella sickened “hundreds” of people across the US.

The recall notice, issued yesterday (19 August) by the US Food and Drug Administration is part of an ongoing intensive investigation by local, state and federal officials into the recent cases of Salmonella Enteritidis.

The eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa are packaged under the brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

The eggs are packed in six-egg cartons, 12-egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.

The Agency said it has activated its emergency operations command centre with scientists, investigators, epidemiologists, and communication experts. In addition, the FDA deployed an initial team of ten investigators to Wright County Egg in Iowa to inspect the farms and determine the source of the contamination.

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