Eggs produced by the farms of Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. Eggs affected by the recall were distributed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and other states. The eggs are packaged under these brand names in varying carton sizes: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.
Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. These companies distribute nationwide.

Eggs are 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. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1946 223.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

  • mike feinstein

    I ate a couple of Ralphs brand eggs this past weekend that I purchased from Ralphs Market in California. I was as sick as I have ever been. Seven hours of vomiting, stomach cramps for 24 hours, sweats followed by diarea.
    My son is a Nationally Certified MPA and he knew exactly what happened to me. There is nothing you can do except taking some Pepto Bismol or Kayopectate to protect the stomach lining. I have suffered a total of five days and my entire core is still sore.
    I am a very fit senior because I work out several times a week. Some people may not be so lucky. I can understand how this could kill someone that is young or old or suffers from a compromised immune system. Unfortunately the news did not break until Monday afternoon when the dammage had already been done.

  • sean alexander

    knowing that the vaccine producers use eggs for their seasonal flue vaccines, has any body checked the status of their vaccine production?
    It seems to me if the vaccine is contaminated, It will be given to people while another virus is being introduced to their body.

  • LInda

    does anyone know whether the chickens that produced these eggs have salmonella as well??