An egg recall was issued on August 13th for 228 million eggs from three Wright County egg farms. Today, the recall has expanded to include all five Wright County egg farms and 360 million eggs. The initial recall came after several reported cases of salmonella food poisoning. Salmonella is a type of bacteria that gets into the gastrointestinal tract and causes food poisoning. The expanded recall comes after epidemiologic investigators recently determined that the salmonella could be traced to all five farms.
The eggs being recalled were shipped to wholesalers and distribution centers in several states across the county on May 16th. Reports of food poisoning related to the eggs are clustered in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.
Consumers who believe they have purchased the eggs should not consume them, and instead return them to where they purchased them for a refund.
If you or someone you know has been injured from a defective food product, contact the Lake Geneva food products attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your rights.