288,000 Eggs Recalled For Possible Salmonella Taint

The year of the rotten (or rather, infected) egg isn’t over yet. The Cal-Maine Foods company has announced a recall after learning that around 24,000 dozen eggs that it processed and repackaged had originally come from a facility that tested positive for salmonella.

Cal-Maine said they received the eggs from a supplier called Ohio Fresh, which is where the positive salmonella results popped up. The company then distributed the eggs to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Luckily, there are no reports yet of customers being sickened by the purchased eggs.

Here are the names, UPC codes, Julian dates and sell-by dates for the recalled eggs:

Plant numbers and Julian dates can be found printed on the individual cartons. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example P1457-282.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased potentially affected shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Questions and concerns may also be directed to Cal-Maine’s corporate office at 1-866-276-6299 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Conducts Voluntary Egg Recall [FDA.gov]


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  1. MonkeyMonk says:

    “The Cal-Maine Foods company has announced a recall of around 24,000 dozen eggs that it processed and repackaged after learning of a positive test for salmonella.”

    The way this is written it kinda makes it seem like they knowingly processed and repackaged tainted eggs.

  2. Macgyver says:

    All foods should be tested, and come back negative before it gets sent out, so stuff like this wouldn’t happen.

    • dangermike says:

      That’s not always feasible. Freshness sells, and waiting a week or so for testing can make a big difference. Granted, with refrigeration, the shelf life of eggs can be several weeks. But they do change with age, with certain applications requiring fresher materials.

      All it boils down to (no pun intended) is that if you’re using them in an application where they are not fully cooked, you should start with pasteurized or irradiated eggs.

    • The Dord says:

      Captain Hindsight to the rescue!

  3. chefboyardee says:

    salmonella taint, awesome. i wish i had a band so i could change our name to that.

    • Cheap Sniveler: Sponsored by JustAnswer.comâ„¢ says:

      This could have been avoided, if only they kept the eggs away from their ‘taint.

  4. Groanan says:

    Where are our genetically modified chickens that are immune to salmonella?
    Are all our scientists busy eating twinkies? Can’t they do both at once?

    • Cheap Sniveler: Sponsored by JustAnswer.comâ„¢ says:

      I would rather have chickens genetically modified to lay Twinkies.

    • Oranges w/ Cheese says:

      I would rather have humanely raised chickens. This wasn’t an issue before chickens were raised and forced to live in piles of their own shit.

      • Firethorn says:

        Actually, it was. Food poisoning was rather more common even just a generation earlier. Matter of fact, letting the chickens ‘free roam’ would increase the problem because wild birds is the biggest way samonella gets introduced to these farms(from what I’ve read, not a chicken farmer).

        As for the GP – no genetic modification needed, they can vaccinate the chickens.

  5. Matzoball says:

    My question is if the original egg recall happened in August/September how is it a public company like Cal Maine is issuing a recall related to those eggs today? Do they not have product tracability? After they knew the eggs were tainted they continued to buy from the supplier and the supplier shipped tainted eggs? Or do eggs really have a 10 week shelf life in some states? I know that is not the case in California? By my math all these eggs should be expired. Doubt you can find any in the stores but possibly in refrigerators at home. Does it not seem like there is something wrong in the supply chain to anyone else if this is related to Ohio Fresh as well?

  6. JulesNoctambule says:

    I’d make my own eggs at home, but we have foxes.

  7. Hoss says:

    These eggs seem to be over a month old based on the sell-by dates.

  8. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    Though it seems these are old eggs that have been repackaged and should’ve been dealt with a while ago, this whole situation again begs the question – why can’t we raise animals healthily?

  9. esp13 has a pony named Steve says:

    There’s possibly Salmonella on my huevo’s taint?

  10. hc130radio says:

    Taint. lol.