August 20th, 2010
02:40 PM ET

Another egg producer announces recalls

Hillandale Farms in Iowa is voluntarily recalling shell eggs distributed to 14 states because of salmonella fears, the Egg Safety Center said.

This marks the second Iowa egg producer to announce recalls after Wright County Egg of Galt announced it was recalling 380 million eggs last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,953 cases of salmonella enteritidis had been reported between May and July, but it couldn't say how many cases were attributable to this particular outbreak.

In a news release, the Egg Safety Center said the recall affected Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

The eggs are sold under the brands, Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

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  1. Turd Sandwich

    It's safe to say I won't be buying any eggs for a while!

    August 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. verge

    i ate tons of these eggs over the last week... quit eating raw eggs like Rocky and you won't get sick.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Egg Buyer in Michigan

    Although Michigan isn't listed as one of the states affected by the recall, we found we had a carton of eggs that ARE on the recall list. Bought them at Walmart in Iron Mountain, Michigan, just last night. So check your eggs, not just whether or not your state is on the list!

    August 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      I live in NM, also not on the list of states involved in the recall. I bought eggs at a Walmart here in NM last week and the numbers corresponded with the recall numbers for Sunny Meadow. On calling Walmart to let them know, the woman who answered was very rude and stated that NM was not on the list and even refused to write the numbers down. I would advise anyone in NM or any other state not on the recall list who is buying eggs in Walmart to verify that the numbers are not on the recall list, regardless of what they say.

      August 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • upslims

      Yooooppperrrr!

      August 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. iathycs

    Eggland's Best - no recalls, better eggs, better for you. Or Egg Beaters!

    Factory farms and industrialized food is to blame. The products I mentioned aside, buy local from family-owned farms and don't suffer the consequences of chickens that eat each other, rat feces, dead chickens, chicken waste, and spend their lives trapped inside a cage in which they cannot move, where the only respite is when some slack jawed yokel beats or otherwise abuses them.

    "You are what you eat" extends to the quality of the food you consume. Take in fresh, natural, healthy products - and be a healthier person.

    August 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Klarg

    We have suffered recalls of E.Coli infested spinach, ground meat, eggs, et cetera, repeatedly. When with this country adopt a science-based system of (mandatory) critical controls used by producers and surveillance by state and federal agencies, with penalties such as fines for companies, jail time for company officers, and the withdrawal of licensing for repeat offenders. In comparison to any other advanced nation our food safety controls are ludicrous.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Klarg

    We have suffered recalls of E.Coli infested spinach, ground meat, eggs, et cetera, repeatedly. When will this country adopt a science-based system of (mandatory) critical controls used by producers and surveillance by state and federal agencies, with penalties such as fines for companies, jail time for company officers, and the withdrawal of licensing for repeat offenders. In comparison to any other advanced nation our food safety controls are ludicrous.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NRMD

    Salmonella can exist in all poultry and meat. We can eliminate 99.99% but not completely. For every senerio if we keep calling back products, you can screw up our production line and one by one all companies. Now suing them for mistakes which they not really responsible, we can screw up our good businesses forever. 200 cases /381,000,000 = 0.000001% is not a big deal. We can tell people to boil and cook them well. If they eat raw, it is their responsibility. America is lawfully abused for every thing. Law-less is better then law-mess. Show me a law which is not abused in this country. Good people and good companies are getting screwed everyday with every law here.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Eve

    Only buy ORGANIC... all other marketing is a potential lie. ie. Free range, Free roaming due to lax regulations.

    August 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Avery

    You don't have to stop eating eggs! Just buy pasteurized shell eggs. Once they are pasteurized all bacteria, including salmonella, is killed. Also, while I believe in buying organic and local I DO NOT feel those eggs are any safer because
    ANY EGG, is susceptible to contamination from salmonella. Salmonella is a naturally-occurring bacteria that lives in the intestinal tracts of animals and you wouldn't be able to tell the hen is sick. I found the brand Davidson's Safest Eggs at my grocery store last night, on the carton is says "pasteurized to eliminate salmonella.” Checked out their site safeeggs.com to learn more for yourself.

    August 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Monique

    This is the results of carelessness. Folks, its just like allowing someone to take your life in their hands. The bottom line is that it's all about the money. Human life is not important anymore, you're expendable.

    August 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Reaper

    Fear the eggs!
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUkcjAtzzcI&w=640&h=360]

    August 20, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. norris hall

    It's hard to believe that after so many recalls for lettuce, tomatoes, peanuts and now eggs that anyone can still believe the free market theory that if left unregulated, businesses will tend to do the right thing

    August 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. upslims

    Buy local and buy organic...plain and simple. We don't eat all organic because a lot of it is b.s. puffery but when it comes to meat, eggs and milk we get it local.

    August 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. victoria

    i love eggs and well i shop at walmart and i know the eggs there are good! so well i will not stop eating them..

    August 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |