No bad eggs in Cayman says government

| 01/09/2010

(CNS): According to officials from Department of Environmental Health (DEH) there are no contaminated eggs in the Cayman Islands. The recalled fresh eggs, which were distributed by Wright County Egg in the United Sates, that are potentially contaminated with salmonella have not been found here. The recall for eggs was issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) that has sickened hundreds of people in the US.  An FDA investigation revealed Wright County Egg in Iowa as the common shelled egg supplier in these food poisoning cases. The recall was later expanded to include eggs produced from Hillandale Farms in Iowa.

“Food-safety officers checked all supermarkets for shelled eggs distributed by Wright County Eggs, but did not find the product on local shelves,” said DEH Director Roydell Carter. “We are committed to ensuring that Cayman’s food supply remains safe for public consumption.”
 
The FDA is in ongoing communication with Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms to ensure that appropriate preventive measures are put in place to reduce the risk of recurrence. Environmental Health Officers from DEH have contacted Cayman’s food importers and distributors to inform them of the recall and, to date, no eggs affected by the recall have been found in the Cayman Islands. Officers are monitoring the situation to ensure that affected eggs are not imported, distributed or sold locally.
 
Fresh eggs are sold under at least 40 brand names are affected by the recall. Some of these include: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms,  Kemps, James Farms, Glenview, Pacific Coast, Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow.
 
Salmonella is an organism that 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 the organism may get into the bloodstream, producing more severe illnesses such as infected aneurysms, endocarditis, and arthritis.
 
For further information, please contact DEH at 949-6696.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    FYI – XXXXX is selling eggs from Hillandale Farms.

    CNS: Report it to the DEH.

    • Truthseeker says:

      Hillandale farms is one of many brand names included in the recall. It does not follow that ALL eggs with that name are covered by the recall as it depends on the plant number and date of production.

      Here is a press release on the subject.

      Hillandale Farms of Iowa in cooperation with FDA has issued a voluntary recall of some eggs produced on our farms because of the potential for Salmonella contamination.  Hillandale Farms strives to provide our customers with safe, high-quality eggs – that is our responsibility and our commitment — and why we are fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation and are undertaking this voluntary recall. 

      Eggs affected by this recall were packaged under the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow. If the brand name of your eggs is not listed, they are not affected by this recall. Loose eggs are packaged under the Wholesome Farms and West Creek brand names in 15 and 30-dozen tray packs.  The loose eggs may have been repackaged by customers.
       
      To identify if you have recalled eggs, look for the plant number code and Julian date stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label.  The plant number begins with the letter P and then a four-digit number. The Julian date follows the plant number. For example: if your carton contains “P-1860 230” that means the plant number is P-1860, and the Julian date is 230.
       
      The only eggs affected by this recall have plant numbers P1860 or P1663 and Julian dates as follows:
                      P1860 – Julian dates ranging from 099 to 230
                      P1663 – Julian dates ranging from 137 to 230
       
      If you have purchased recalled products, please discard affected product immediately or return the product to the retailer for a full refund.
       
      We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have additional questions, please contact the Egg Safety Center at http://www.eggsafety.org or info@eggsafety.org
    • Anonymous says:

       Can you please send DEH to the LA Building first?  We have 15 bad eggs there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There are always the bad eggs:)

  3. Anonymous says:

    The bad eggs turn up in November together with the devils and black sheep.

    • Night Flyer says:

      W T F?

      • Anonymous says:

        Check verse four of Yo Ho (A pirates life for me) and the Cayman events calendar.

        Ask again if you are still having trouble working it out.

        HTH

        • Night Flyer says:

          HTH  01.59   02/09/10

          Lost me, but dont bother to enlighten me with you vast knowledge of pirate songs, not interested.

  4. Anonymous says:

    hmmm, is that the chicken Eggs or the people with cabinet status? too late LOl.

    • Night Flyer says:

      reply 10.28   01 / 09 / 10

      Ahh who knows? its all egg on your face.