Recently, the Iowa Company, Wright Country Egg of Galt’s Eggs brands has been recalled in several states for possible Salmonella Poisioning. After eating eggs, several people have been infected so far with salmonella.
There have been seven confirmed cases of salmonella in Minnesota connected to the multistate recall of eggs. According to the Dough Schultz, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Health, “Four of those cases initiated at the Muffeletta restaurant in St. Paul last month; the other three were traced to the Kingdom Buffet in Rochester in May. One of the seven people disgusted was hospitalized for a short time but has recovered.”
Wright County Egg of Galt said the recalled eggs were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and food service companies. Together with Minnesota, the recall affects Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Colorado and California.
Eggs affected by this recall are packaged under the brand names Mountain Dairy, Lucerne, Hillandale, Albertson, Ralph’s, Shoreland, Boomsma’s, Kemps, Sunshine, Farm Fresh, Trafficanda, Lund, and Dutch Farms. The recall covers eggs in their shells packed between May 16 and Aug. 13. They come in cartons ranging from six to 18 eggs and are marked with plant numbers P-1026, P-1413 and P-1946. The eggs should be returned for a refund and not consumed.
The Department of Health said there are potentially many more salmonella cases in Minnesota related to the Wright County Egg recall. It’s estimated that for every confirmed case of salmonella, there are 38 cases that go unreported.
Should you have a recalled product, instantly return the item to avoid contamination. Salmonella poisoning is known for causing fever, cramps in the abdomen as well as diarrhea, which occurs within 12 to 72 hours of ingesting infected foods- in this case, infected eggs. In rare conditions, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.