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CDC: Hundreds Have Been Sickened By Tainted Eggs

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Ralphs and Albertsons have both announced a recall of several brands of eggs over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

Some of the affected brands include Wright County Egg, Mountain Dairy AA Grade Large and Ralphs AA Grade Large. Some of the brands were also sold at Food 4 Less and Foodsco.

The CDC said about 200 cases of the strain of salmonella linked to the eggs were reported weekly during June and July, four times the normal number of such occurrences. Dozens of people have been sickened in Los Angeles County.

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, issued the recall for 228 million eggs. In addition to Ralphs and Albertsons, there’s Lucerne, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. The eggs were sold in California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

The cartons carry “plant” numbers P1026, P1413 and P1946, followed by “Julian” dates ranging from 136 to 225. The stamps are found on the end of the egg carton. 

If you suspect you have eggs in the possibly unsafe batches, return them to the store for a full refund.

For more information, visit eggsafety.org.

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