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Rockwall stores safe so far from egg recall

By J.J. Smith. None of the major Rockwall area grocery stores are selling any of the eggs which have recalled by Wright Egg Farms or Hillandale Farms as part of a U.S. salmonella outbreak that is linked to almost 300 illnesses across the United States.

Representatives from Brookshire’s, Kroger, Target, Tom Thumb and Walmart food stores confirmed that today by phone.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said yesterday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that there may be even more recalls of eggs in the salmonella outbreak and the agency did not yet know how the eggs and chickens were contaminated.

“We don’t know exactly how the contamination got into the chicken population, into the egg population, and we’re not yet fully sure the extent of the recall that will be necessary to protect consumers,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said.

“We are in the midst of probably the largest egg recall that has happened in recent history,” she added.

Hillandale Farms in Iowas recalled 170 million eggs Friday, adding to the 380 million eggs recalled last week by Wright Egg Farm, also in Iowa.

That brings the total recall to 550 million eggs that were distributed in 22 states.

The Hillandale Farms eggs were sold under various brand names including Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

The Wright County eggs were sold under the brand names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, Kemps, James Farms, Glenview, Pacific Coast, Alta Dena Dairy, Driftwood Dairy, Hidden Villa Ranch, Challenge Dairy, and Country Eggs.

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