Cal-Maine conducts voluntary egg recall

Nov. 9, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) that one of the company’s suppliers, Croton OH-based Ohio Fresh Eggs LLC, had a routine environmental study sample that tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ: CALM) that one of the company’s suppliers, Croton OH-based Ohio Fresh Eggs LLC, had a routine environmental study sample that tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis (SE).

Cal-Maine purchased about 24,000 dozen unprocessed eggs from Ohio Fresh, which were processed and repackaged by the company’s Green Forest AR facility between October 9 and 12, 2010, yet Cal-Maine was not notified until November 8. The eggs involved, which were not produced from Cal-Maine flocks, were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. There have been no confirmed SE illnesses related to the purchased eggs.

In cooperation with the FDA, Cal-Maine immediately notified its customers and recalled specific dates of shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with SE. Included in this recall are these egg packages:

•Sunny Meadow Jumbo, UPC Code–6 05388 71459 6, sell-by date 11/07/expiration date 11/09/10

•Sunny Meadow Large, UPC Code–6 05388 71457 2, sell-by date 11/07/10

•Sunny Meadow Large 18, UPC Code–6 05388 71461 9, sell-by date 11/07/10

•Sunny Meadow Extra Large, UPC Code–6 05388 71458 9, sell-by date 11/09/10

•Sunny Meadow Extra Large 18, UPC Code–8 13905 00120 7, sell-by-date 11/07/10

•Sunny Meadow 5 Dozen, UPC Code–6 81131 74355 6, sell-by date 11/09/10

•Sunny Meadow 6 Pack, UPC Code–6 05388 71462 6, sell-by date 11/09/10

•Springfield Grocer Medium Loose, sell-by date 11/07/10

•Springfield Grocer Extra Large Loose, sell-by date 11/09/10

•Springfield Grocer Large Loose, sell-by date 11/09/10

•Sun Valley Large, UPC Code–0 33643 00018 2, sell-by date 11/24/10

•James Farm Medium, UPC Code–0 97009 01083 3, sell-by date 11/07/10

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 am and 4:30 pm CDT.

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