According to a posting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has announced that it is voluntarily recalling its shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
The company said the FDA notified them of an established link between eggs sold at their facility and a Salmonella outbreak in Missouri and states.
The company said that "out of an abundance of caution", they're recalling all of their egg shells.
The 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
- 30 dozen cases
Good Earth Egg Company said 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 recalled products were distributed throughout the Midwest, including Illinois, Kansas and Missouri at the retail and wholesale level, restaurants, institutions and walk-in customers.
The company said Good Earth eggs were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Salmonella is a potentially deadly bacteria which can cause serious or life-threatening illness in the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, frail persons and young children. Healthy people who become infected may experience the following symptoms:
- abdominal pain
- diarrhea (possibly bloody)
In rare instances the organism can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body where it can cause endocarditis, arthritis and aneurysms.
Good Earth Egg Company said it is working with distributors and retailers to remove the recalled products from wholesale suppliers and retail shelves.
The company said consumers don't need to return the product to the place of purchase. Instead customers should discard the items. Good Earth Egg Company said that it will work directly with each consumer to manage replacement of its product.
“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.” the company posted on the FDA website.
Consumers with questions may contact Good Earth Egg Company, LLC at email@example.com.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
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