Latest egg recall over salmonella affects 228,000 eggs

Egg recall? Again? Yes, again. The latest is from egg distributor Cal-Maine Foods, which issued an egg recall of 288,000 eggs from eight states because of concerns over potential salmonella enteritidis contamination, a Los Angeles Times story reports.

Cal-Maine’s website lists brand names and expiration dates of potentially contaminated eggs that were sold in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The company acted Friday after the Food and Drug Administration found salmonella in a routine sample test at a small Ohio farm that provided eggs to Cal-Maine.

No reports of salmonella have been linked to sales of the recalled eggs. In August, more than a thousand people across the nation were sickened in a salmonella outbreak that prompted a recall of 380 million eggs traced to two Iowa farms.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea that starts 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food or beverage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. The agency’s salmonella enteritidis page explains how eggs become contaminated and what you can do to lower your risk.