Egg Recall

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 7:18am

According to the CDC, thousands of people have gotten sick from eating eggs prompting the largest egg recall in recent history.

Kenosha, Wisconsin was one of the first places to report an outbreak.

Dozens were sickened by eating eggs at a small family restaurant.

But the illnesses are continuing to spread, across at least 10 states.

Many have been sickened, and investigators say when the most recent illnesses are reported, that number could skyrocket.

The suspect eggs have been traced back to Iowa's Wright County Egg Farm who this week nearly doubled its recall to 380-million eggs packaged between May and August and sold under more than a dozen brand names like Albertsons, Dutch Farms, Lucerne and Mountain Dairy.

Officials at the Center for Disease Control say the eggs could be sold in any state in the U.S.

So experts say your best bet is to thoroughly cook, throw away, or return any suspect eggs

Ironically new national egg safety rules went into effect in July to eliminate the risk of salmonella contamination.

The FDA said if those rules had been in place a few weeks earlier it may have prevented the outbreak.

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