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Update on Egg Recall

August 25, 2010

The Wright County Egg Company has expanded its initial list of recalled eggs. The eggs have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria which can cause fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

The egg cartons are packaged under a variety of names. Since the recall was first announced, the list of brands has expanded and is continuously being updated. Compare the codes on the egg cartons to the recall list at the following link: http://www.eggsafety.org/mediacenter/alerts/73-recall-affected-brands-and-descriptions.

People who are infected with the Salmonella bacteria usually feel ill for 4 to 7 days, and most recover without antibiotic treatment. However, some people - such as elderly persons, infants, and those whose immune systems are impaired - may experience severe diarrhea, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. For more information on the bacteria and illness, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website on this recall: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis//. Links are available on this site to additional information, such as symptoms, recall updates, and advice to consumers.

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