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Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, is recalling 228 million eggs after reports of hundreds of people being stricken with salmonella poisoning. While illnesses have so far only been reported in Colorado, California and Minnesota, the eggs were distributed nationwide under various packaging names. Here's what you need to know:
Where: Illnesses have been reported in Colorado, California and Minnesota, with about 200 cases of salmonella poisoning reported weekly during June and July, four times the normal number, according to the Associated Press.
What to look for: The recall covers eggs in their shells packaged in six- to 18-egg cartons between May 16 and Aug. 13 and marked with plant numbers P-1026, P-1413 and P-1946. The eggs were distributed nationwide under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp. Signs of salmonella poisoning include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea which usually lasts from four to seven days.
What to do: While completely cooking eggs reduces the amount of salmonella bacteria, the eggs should not be cooked or eaten and returned to the store they were purchased for a full refund.
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