Egg recall numbers: Here’s the list
Here are the affected egg brands and the packaging info to look for.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:35 AM
Wright County Egg has issued a statement on egg recall numbers and expanded its list yesterday to include nearly 380 million eggs.
The company issued its first recall on Aug. 13 following reports of salmonella outbreaks in California, Colorado and Minnesota.
According to a company press release, the affected eggs were packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942. (A Julian date is a five-digit number, consisting of a two-digit year and a three-digit day-of-year number. In a product with a short shelf life such as eggs, the year is dropped. In this example, the number 136 refers to May 16, the 136th day of the year. The number 229 refers to Aug. 17.)
The dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.
In the newest recall, the affected eggs were packaged under the following brand names:
- Farm Fresh
- James Farms
- Mountain Dairy
- Pacific Coast
According to the company, eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. These companies distribute nationwide.
The prior recall included eggs packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.
Similarly, those eggs were packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.