Processing Magazine

Eggs Recalled after Salmonella Found

November 9, 2010
Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that''s received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year. The Associated Press reports, Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation''s biggest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling 288,000 eggs the company had purchased from supplier Ohio Fresh Eggs after a test showed salmonella at the Ohio farm. No illnesses have been reported. According to Cal-Maine Foods, the Ohio Fresh eggs were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. In a statement from company officials, Ohio Fresh Eggs said the farm had held back eggs from the Croton, Ohio, barn where the salmonella was found. However, through discussions with the FDA, the company discovered that some eggs from that barn were mistakenly sent to a distributor. Cal-Maine Foods said the FDA told them about the positive sample.