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Urgent Salmonella Alert:
NOW One Half Billion Eggs Recalled
And “Increasing” Due to Salmonella Poisoning Outbreak



Of the 87 million food-borne illness cases every year in the US, Salmonella is #1 of the top nine most reported symptoms

The number keeps going up to currently One Half Billion eggs recalled after being linked to thousands of cases of salmonella illnesses.

Public health official’s estimate that for every illness reported that there maybe 30 or more who haven’t been reported becoming sick..The CDC reports that over 2,000 illnesses have been reported between May and July alone. In the restaurant Baker Street in Kenosha Wisconsin a cluster outbreak salmonella cases occurred in just a few days, with some people even hospitalized.

Iowa egg producer Hillandale Farms stated it has now too recalled more than 170 million eggs after laboratory tests confirmed salmonella. The company did not say if its action was connected to the recall by Wright County Egg, another Iowa farm that recalled 380 million eggs days earlier. The latest recall puts the total number of potentially tainted eggs at over half a billion. Following prior announced recall by Wright County Egg Company who first recalled 228 Million eggs, then 380 million eggs after being linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. The Wright County Egg farm has previously been sited with many violations by the State of Iowa which included water pollution and waste violations. In 1996 the farm was fined for Federal Health and Safety violations described by the Government as “sweatshop” conditions. The company paid a $2,000,000 fine and admitted wrong doing.

What You Need to Know

CHECK the EGG CONTAINER in your refrigerator and return any of the following to your supermarket IMMEDIATELY for a refund and to avoid potential salmonella poisoning.

DO NOT EAT EGGS with the following 13 Brand Names (distributed across the country) that have the following CODES and DATES:

Egg Package RECALL Stamped DATES on Your EGG Carton Packaging

Any Dates between:  April through August, 2010

Package Codes

RECALL Stamped “CODES” on Your EGG Carton Packaging


P1860 — Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
P1663 — Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230

Brand Names

RECALL Brand Names EGG Packaging that were Sold

You Should NOT consume the above listed eggs of these brands.

Return these Brand eggs with codes and dates for a full refund: 
  • Sunny Farms
  • Sunny Meadow
  • Wholesome Farms
  • West Creek
  • LUND

Hillandale Farms said their eggs are distributed to grocery stores located in fourteen states, including Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

A food safety expert at Cornell University said the source of the outbreak could be rodents, shipments of contaminated hens, or tainted feed. Both plants could have a rodent problem, or both plants could have gotten hens that were already infected, or feed that was contaminated

Salmonella Symptoms
Symptoms may occur as late as three days after eating the eggs. Symptoms can include one or all of the following:


DO NOT REMOVE or CONSUME any of the above listed EGGS! Return them IMMEDIATELY for a full refund and to avoid salmonella poisoning!

cramps, nausea, vomiting,  diarrhea, fever, and dehydration which can be deadly especially for those with weak immune systems which could be a concern for babies and seniors.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning often felt most acutely in the lower abdomen. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of the infection.

At times for some people the discomfort is so severe that "you're almost more afraid that you're going to live," says Dr. William A. Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Tenn.

According to the Mayo Clinic there are more than 2,000 strains of salmonella bacteria, but only a dozen or so make people sick. Most often, salmonella poisoning results in gastroenteritis, a severe stomach illness.
Some infections, including those caused by E. coli, can cause bloody diarrhea. But while diarrhea is often a symptom of salmonella poisoning, it's generally not bloody.

The bowel's job is to move waste out of the body. If you're infected with salmonella, the bowel wants to eliminate the offending germs as quickly as possible. To accomplish that, muscle in the abdomen contract forcefully - and the result is cramps.

Dr. William A. Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Tenn., says the cramps can be so severe that doctors sometimes suspect the patient might have appendicitis. If given this diagnosis you may want to first question it and even consider asking for a second opinion before being miss treated or having surgery.

Approximately 70% of people that get salmonella poisoning experience a fever which generally don't go over 102 degrees, says Dr. Schaffner.

Also a headache is a possible sign of salmonella poisoning usually induced by the fever.
Muscle pains can also be a symptom with salmonella poisoning, although Dr. William Schaffner says they are less common than some other symptoms. If muscle pains do occur, they will usually be in the abdomen and less frequently in the thighs and arms.
If you think you might have salmonella poisoning, consult your doctor.

Salmonella illness symptoms typically run thier course within a matter of days even without treatment, though doctors urge patients to drink plenty of fluids to prevent the dehydration that sometimes results from vomiting and diarrhea. If hospitalization is needed it is typically done with intravenous treatments for dehydration.  

Bad Egg Recall Facts and Factors

This recall only occurred after hundreds of people reported becoming sick in three initial primary states being California, Minnesota and Colorado.

The FDA’s ongoing investigation is to find the source of salmonella.

The CDC (federal Centers for Disease Control) said eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, had been linked to several illnesses in Colorado, California and Minnesota. The CDC stated that approximately 200 cases of the salmonella strain were linked to the eggs reported during weeks in June and July, which was said to be four times the normal number of such occurrences which brought forth the initial 228 million egg recall that has now been increased to 380,000,000 eggs and possibly more.

State health officials said tainted eggs have sickened at least 266 Californians and 7 in Minnesota.

In a company Wright County Egg statement, officials said the FDA is "on-site to review records and inspect our barns." The officials said they began the recall Aug. 13.

Of the top 9 food-borne diseases salmonella is #1 with the highest occurrence resulting each year in approximately 7,444 cases of reported salmonella poisoning symptoms (foods typically affected include raw or contaminated meat, poultry, milk or egg yolks). Food-borne illnesses each year reportedly result in 5,700 deaths, 371,000 hospitalizations and 87 million cases of illness in the United States.

CHECK YOUR EGG CARTONS NOW before removing and eating another egg. Then return them if they are in any of the above recall listings.

SixWise Ways!
SixWise Says ...

Common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight hours to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. It can be life-threatening, especially to those with weakened immune systems.

It’s very important to check your egg container right now to avoid salmonella food poisoning symptoms!

Recommended Reading

The Nine Most Common Causes of Food Poisoning, and Six Simple Tips ...

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Centers for Disease Control

Egg Safety Center

GMA Good Morning America

NBC Chicago News

CBS News


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