After a massive recall of over 500,000 eggs spanning across much of the U.S., the source of the salmonella has been discovered by Federal investigators who say tainted chicken feed was most likely the cause for the outbreak.
Testing revealed the presence of salmonella in chicken feed given to the birds at two farms in Iowa where the tainted eggs originated from. The salmonella strain found in the feed matches the strain that has made over 2,000 people sick.
Tainted eggs were distributed by both Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms under a variety of labels, including Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Farm Fresh, Lund, Mountain Dairy and others. Approximately 360 million eggs came through Wright County Egg and another 228 million through Hillandale.
Investigators caution that even if further tests conclude the feed was tainted with salmonella, it may not be the only source of contamination.
The recall was also expanded in the last few days in August to include eggs sold under the Cardenas Market label in cartons with a plant number of 1026 and Julian dates between 136 and 228. The expansion also includes eggs from Trafficanda Egg Ranch with plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 and 1946 with Julian dates between 136 and 229.
If you have any of these eggs or others announced in earlier recalls, return them to the store for an immediate refund. And if you fall ill or suffer any adverse effects from salmonella tainted eggs, contact Colorado personal injury attorneys at the Babcock Law Firm today to discuss your options.