Thursday, May 8, 2014

Organic Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination

A firm is recalling certified organic eggs distributed in Colorado after their own testing found the presence of Salmonella in some of the eggs.
To control Salmonella in eggs, careful attention must be given to controlling Salmonella in the laying flocks.  Just because they are certified organic does not automatically exempt the chickens or the eggs from Salmonella contamination.

FDA Recall Notice
 Sixdog Investments Voluntarily Recalls Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk
(970) 286-0080

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 1, 2014 - Sixdog Investments, LLC is voluntarily recalling some cases of their certified organic eggs, because of the potential they are contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary field action was initiated because of routine testing results, and not because of illness to date from consumption.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Product was distributed in Colorado; some may have gone to Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah. These were distributed through retail outlets.

The eggs are packed in dozen and half-dozen packages. The products in question will have a packing date of 93, 94, 97, or 98; an expiration date of “051814”, “051914”, “052214”, or “052314”; they will also include a location code of 1 or 3. All this information is on the package, located on a white sticker on the end of each carton.

The company is confident that any and all products sent out with any other packing codes or expiration dates are fully safe for consumption. NO illnesses have been reported to date.

Routine testing, initiated by the firm, revealed that the finished products from certain barns could potentially contain the bacteria. The company immediately ceased production in these areas, and began taking action to rectify the situation.

Consumers who have purchased these products may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (970) 286-0080; a representative will be available 10:00-5:00 Monday through Friday.

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