Two Recent Recalls: Eggs and Cilantro

Eggs Recall Salmonella is the villain in both cases. It’s the same pathogen that caused the major egg outbreak in the summer of 2010.


The new egg recall:  Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. purchased 24,000 dozen unprocessed eggs from Ohio Fresh Eggs, and a sample of these tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE). The eggs involved in the recall were not produced from Cal-Maine flocks. The eggs that could be tainted were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in the following states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The brand names involved are Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, and James Farm. For particular plant numbers, Julian dates, and expiration dates on these products, click here:


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The cilantro recall:  Orval Kent Food Company, Inc. is recalling 23 products because they could be contaminated with salmonella. The products involved include the following: cranberry mango Pico de Gallo, chopped chicken salad, ceviche, fajita chicken salad kit, chicken pasta kit, cilantro pecan dip, cilantro dressing, and spicy peanut vinaigrette. For the brand names and “use-by” dates, click here:


If you have a recalled product in your refrigerator, here’s what the CDC advises you to do: return it to the store you purchased it at or dispose of it in a sealed plastic bag in a sealed trash can to prevent people or animals from consuming it. Do not open it to smell or taste it. It may smell or taste fine and still be contaminated with pathogens that can cause serious illness. 


Salmonella is a nasty pathogen that can give its victims a miserable 3-5 days of fever, cramps, and diarrhea. Most people recover without medical intervention, but for those with weakened immune systems, the pathogen can cause serious illness requiring antibiotic treatment and, occasionally, hospitalization.


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