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Tue August 31, 2010
Egg recall: are you affected?
By Cameron Bren
DeKalb, IL –
WNIJ finds that the listening area is largely unaffected by a massive egg recall. Two Iowa egg farms have recalled more than half a billion eggs after a nationwide outbreak of salmonella. The recall includes more than a dozen brands in 14 states including Illinois. WNIJ called local grocers in Rockford, Dekalb, Freeport and LaSalle and found most of the stores in the area were not affected by the recall. In a press release Walmart said they did carry brands that were recalled but promptly removed them from their shelves. There have been no reported cases of salmonella illnesses in Illinois as of yet.
380 million eggs coming from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa, have been recalled in several states over potential salmonella contamination, linked to seven reported cases of salmonella in Minnesota, eight in Colorado, 266 in California, and many more in other states. The eggs may have been sold under any of the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.
The eggs recalled by Hillandale Farms were sold under the farm's own name and the brand names Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek. They were distributed to grocery wholesalers, retail grocery outlets and food service companies in California, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin, the company said in a statement.
Unaffected Local Grocers:
Schnucks Supermarket: Schnucks Dekalb Marketplace
975 South Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115-5838
6410 East State Street, Rockford, IL - (815) 397-6080
3710 North Main Street, Rockford, IL - (815) 654-2920
Woodman's Food Market
3155 McFarland Road, Rockford - (815) 986-0220
Valli Produce of Loves Park
6550 North Alpine Road, Loves Park, IL 61111-4354
Gray's IGA Food Stores
3214 Auburn Street, Rockford, IL 61101 - (815) 962-7700
802 Joliet Street, LaSalle, IL 61301- (815) 223-0333
210 West 3rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081- (815) 622-0180
2002 West Galena Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032- (815) 297-8181