A salmonella outbreak triggered a recall of eggs after hundreds of people fell ill. To check and see whether the eggs in your refrigerator have been recalled, look at the brand, the plant number and the Julian date and see if, together, they are on the following list:
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration | The Washington Post - August 23, 2010
Salmonella strain blamed in outbreak is confirmed at 2 Iowa farms Article | Laboratory tests have confirmed that two Iowa egg companies are contaminated with the same strain of salmonella blamed for a national outbreak of illness, which continues to claim victims and has sickened at least 1,500 people, federal officials said Thursday.
Regulators questioned on egg producer Article | A key member of Congress plans to send a letter to federal regulators Monday seeking a detailed explanation of what they knew about the activities of an Iowa egg producer at the center of a salmonella outbreak and massive egg recall.
Inspectors find unsanitary conditions at egg farms Article | Federal investigators found piles of manure up to eight feet tall, live mice, pigeons and other birds inside the hen houses at two egg farms suspected of causing a nationwide outbreak of salmonella illness, officials said Monday.