A second Iowa egg producer is reportedly voluntarily recalling shell eggs distributed to stores and companies that service, or are located in, 14 states. Hillandale Farms in New Hampton, Iowa is voluntarily recalling shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Hillandale Farms Web site says that eggs were distributed under the following brand names: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, and Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek. The recalled eggs may have found their way to: Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. As of Friday afternoon, the number of eggs being recalled was not known.
Earlier, Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa recalled 380 million eggs after being linked to an outbreak of salmonella poisonings in Colorado, California and Minnesota. Those eggs were distributed around the country and packaged under the names Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemp.