Cal-Maine Foods Recalls 800K Eggs

A quick follow-up on our Egg Recall Due to Salmonella Reaches Half Billion post, according to a CBS report, the nation’s largest egg seller has also announced the product recall of about 800,000 eggs that is related to the latest salmonella outbreak.

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Cal-Maine Foods announced the recall of 800,000 eggs from an Iowa supplier(Photo Credit: cbs2.com)

According to Cal-Maine Foods Inc., they received notification from an Iowa egg producer that the 32 truckloads of eggs that were delivered to them last April 9 and August 19 may be infected by salmonella.

It was not clear which Iowa producer (Hillandale or Wright County Eggs) have supplied Cal-Maine with the recalled eggs.

Cal-Maine did clarify that none o the eggs being recalled were produced by the company.

However, it is not clear if the 800,000 eggs is an addition or already included in the over half billion  eggs recalled nationwide.

Again we would like to remind everyone to check the boxes of their eggs to see if its included in the recall.

You can click here to check the plant where the eggs came from.

The FDA advises consumers to dispose of affected eggs.

Even if thorough cooking may kill the bacteria, consumers are advised not to risk it.

Egg Recall Due to Salmonella Reaches Half Billion

The latest product recall involving salmonella found in eggs has reached more than half a billion.

Earlier this week, Iowa’s Wright County Egg announced the recall of about 380 million eggs after reports of salmonella related illnesses were discovered.

Then just today, Iowa’s Hillandale Farms also announced its own recall of about 170 million eggs after lab tests confirmed the presence of salmonella.

This pushed the number of recalled eggs to more than 550 million.

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Customer’s Safety Update regarding Egg Recall (photo credit: cbs5.com)

So far, more than a thousand people have already gone ill due to the salmonella outbreak and the numbers are expected to grow.

According to the FDA, the two product recalls are related as tests show that the salmonella strain from the eggs from both farms is the same.

The strain, which was identified as salmonella enteriditis, is responsible for the food poisoning incidents related to the recalled eggs.

The recalled eggs from Wright County Eggs were packaged under the names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp.

These eggs were distributed in the states of California, Colorado, Minnesota, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, Oregon, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

The recalled eggs from Hillandale farms, meanwhile, were packaged under the names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

These eggs were distributed in the states of Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The most common symptoms of salmonella poisoning includes diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever within the day you ate the egg up to 1 week.

If you have any of the symptoms, go to the nearest hospital immediately as salmonella poisoning can be life-threatening, especially for those with weak immune systems.

The FDA asks consumers to dispose of the affected eggs.

Although cooking it thoroughly can kill the bacteria, consumers are advised not to risk it.

1 Million Lbs Ground Beef Recalled by Modesto Based Meat Company

Check those ground beef in your freezer.

A Modesto based meat company has just announced the recall of about 1 million lbs of frozen ground beef due to possible e-coli contamination.

Modesto Co. Recalls Ground Beef Over E-coli

Modesto Co. recalled Beef Products sold internationally and in four State including California. (photo credit: cbs13.com)

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), seven people have already been reported to have gotten e-coli from eating the said beef.

The product recall was made by Valley Meat Company and includes burger patties, Angus beef patties, soy patties and ground beef.

The affected products has the establishment number “EST. 8268” inside the USADA mark of inspection with production codes 27509 to 01210.

These products were produced between October 2, 2009 and January 12, 2010.

Consumers are advised to discard any products that in included in the recall and to be extra cautious in preparing their raw meat.

FSIS also advised consumers to cook meat to a temperature of 160⁰ F to make sure that harmful bacteria are killed.

If you have any questions about the product recall, you can call the Valley Meat helpdesk at (866) 221-6474 or click here for their website.

Chrysler Announces Recall of More than 600,000 Vehicles

Chrysler recently announced two separate product recalls this week that affects more than 600,000 vehicles in their line.

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“Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler and Dodge minivans for brake or wiring problems.” (photo credit: (AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero, file)

Last June 5, Chrysler announced the recall of about 25,263 Dodge Caliber and 71 Jeep Compass models.

The recalls were made due to sticky gas pedals that could lead t sudden acceleration.

The gas pedals were manufactured by the same supplier that produced the accelerator pedals for Toyota, which lead to the 2.3 million product recall (the biggest in US history).

Although Chrysler does not feel that the sticky gas pedal is still an issue since the vehicles have brake-override system software installed, they agreed with the NHTSA to voluntary recall the cars anyway.

The next recall was just announced this morning, when Chrysler announced that there are separate safety defects on their Jeep Wranglers and minivans.

The recall affects 288,968 Jeep Wrangler from the 2006-2010 models.

The safety defect is that the inner fender liners may rub against the brake fluid tubes and cause a leak.

The leak could then cause partial brake loss.

The recall also affects 284,831 Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans from the 2008-2009 models.

The safety defect is that some wires could have been improperly installed and may come in contact with the sliding door hinges.

This could lead to a fire inside the minivan.

Chrysler told the media that owners will be notified about the repairs on the specific safety defects, which will be given free of charge (as it should be).

GM Recalls 1.3 Million Chevrolet and Cars

This is weird.

Product Recall GM Chevrolet Cobalt

Product Recall GM Chevrolet

When I first saw this news item, it was on the top 5 headlines of CBS8.com but when I checked back, it was so difficult to find again.

Do I smell a cover up?? (kidding!!)

Anyway, GM announced the product recall of 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac cars after the NHTSA received reports about the cars losing its power steering assist.

The affected models include:
• Chevrolet Cobalt, 2005 – 2010
• Pontiac G5, 2007-2010
• Pontiac Pursuit, 2005-2006
• Pontiac G4, 2006

However, since the replacement power steering motors has not arrived yet, affected customers will have to wait for the recall notification from GM.

GM assured the public that the cars are still safe to drive and never loses their steering.

Owners may just experience some difficulty in when traveling below 15 mph.

GM will be fixing the older models first since the problem usually occurs after 20,000 t 30,000 miles of traveling.

They will also be fixing thousands of vehicles on dealer lots nationwide.

Three Infant Deaths Forces Crib Recalls

The death of three children, which prompted a nationwide recall, is attributed to the faulty design and structure of drop-side cribs that sold about 500,000 units in Wal-Mart and other retail stores.

The cribs were made by ChildESIGNS and Generation 2 Worldwide which went out of business in 2005. Nonetheless, they will be held responsible for the fatal accidents under the product liability laws.

The defect of the crib was mainly found in the mattress and the side-drop that can be detached from the cribs’ main frame creating a gap which is reported to cause strangulation and suffocation as the infant can easily be trapped in it.

The demised infants were reported to be between 6-8 months. The Consumer Product Safety Commission received 20 other reported cases of detached drop sides and eight cases when the mattress supports gets separated.

For parents who are using these cribs for their children, they must contact the store where they bought the crib to find remedy that will prevent any unfortunate accident to happen from product defects.

Graco and Cybex Strollers Recalled for Causing Finger Amputation and Fracture

We all know about the largest product recall made by Graco Children’s Products Inc. that affected about 1.5 million strollers and Travel Systems.
The safety defect was that the hinges of the stroller’s canopy can result to lacerations and even amputations of the child’s fingers if it’s caught in the mechanism.

Cybex Ruby Stroller

Cybex Ruby Stroller

There were 5 fingertip amputations reportedly caused by the defect.
The affected models are:
• Passagetm
• Alanotm
• Spreetm
• Travel Systems (check Graco website for model details)
And recently, it seems Cybex Strollers is encountering the same problems as they issued their own product recall of about 1,100 strollers after receiving a report about a child fracturing his finger in their product’s hinge mechanism.
The affected models of the product recall are:
• Ruby
• Onyx
• Topaz

All consumers should stop using the products and contact their respective manufacturers.

For Graco, you can call (800) 345-4109 or visit their website at www.gracbaby.com.

For Cybex, you can call (800) 593-5522 or visit www.regallager.com/recalls or send an email at info@regallager.com.

Both companies will provide a free protective kit to address the safety defect.
Our children are very important to us and we would try our best to post as much information as we can on various product defects that can hurt us and our families.