Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sparboe Farms Expands Egg Recall

New recall includes Target's Market Pantry eggs (updated with link to recall notice)

Sparboe Farms announced late yesterday that it was "clarifying" its earlier egg recalls to include X-large, white eggs packaged under the Market Pantry and Sparboe Farms brand names., because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The eggs were produced by Hillandale Farms of Iowa and repackaged by Sparboe Farms. All of the eggs are identified with Plant ID#1906

  • Market Pantry X-large 1-dz cartons: Julian dates 211, 218, 219. Delivered to a limited number of Target stores. Affected stores may be located in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • Sparboe Farms X-large 18-count cartons: Julian date 219. May have been distributed in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.
  • X-large, loose 15-dozen: Julian date 219. Potentially distributed in Illinois and Iowa.

While the recall notice states that no confirmed illnesses have been linked to Sparboe's eggs, Target's Market Pantry eggs have been the focus of much attention on eFoodAlert since the first reports of the current Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak surfaced in mid-August. Several readers have reported that they (or one or more family members) became ill after eating Target's Market Pantry eggs.

Please contact your state or county health agency and FDA (click here for the FDA Consumer Complaint coordinator for your state) if you believe that you or a family member has become ill after consuming X-large white eggs packaged under the Sparboe Farms or Market Pantry brand names.

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