New Egg Recall Due to Salmonella

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A new egg recall has been issued for some 290,000 eggs after salmonella was detected at the Ohio facility where the eggs originated.

That number includes about 120 dozen eggs today added to the recall, first announced late Friday, Nov. 5.

The eggs were distributed to wholesalers and retailers in eight states by Cal-Maine Foods Inc. Cal-Maine received the potentially tainted eggs from Ohio Fresh Eggs of Croton, Ohio. According to media reports, Ohio Fresh Eggs is financed by the owner of the two farms involved in the recent massive egg recall.

Cal-Maine, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the U.S. The recalled eggs were processed at the company's Green Forest, Ark., facility.

So far, there have been no reports of illness traced to the eggs.

The recalled eggs were processed by Cal-Maine on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12, but the company was not notified of the possible salmonella contamination until Nov. 5, when it issued the recall.

The recalled eggs were sold to wholesalers and retailers in eight states: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The egg recall involves products sold under the Pippin, Sunny Meadow, Springfield Grocer, Sun Valley, and James Farm brands.

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