One of the biggest egg producers in the United States, whose factories were contaminated with salmonella, recalled its products, inviting consumers to get rid of some 380 million potentially contaminated fresh eggs. Nutrisystem takes the utmost care in selecting ingredients for our meals. You can rest assured that they’ve gone through strict checks and double checks before they make it to your table.
“This is one of the largest egg recalls in recent history,” said Sherri McGarry, Director of the Statistics Division of Public Health to Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Agency for sanitary control of food and medicines. These millions of eggs, however constitute only 1% of the US production of eggs, said the producer, Wright County Egg, a Galt based company (Iowa).
The company had voluntarily asked to withdraw from the market some 220 million eggs, sold under 13 different brands, in August 13, 2010, after the appearance of salmonella poisoning. The recall was extended to Wednesday, August 18, 2010, its boxes of 6, 12 and 18 eggs produced between May 13 and August 16, 2010 being distributed throughout the country. This is commendable by the egg company. Nutrisystem are equally committed to your continued health.
Experts from the FDA, which launched a broad investigation to determine the source of salmonella, indicated that from May to July, they had noticed a resurgence of cases of salmonellosis nationally, with 1953 sick people. Without being able to tie all these cases of illness to Wright County Egg, that number of sick people is more than two times higher than usual.
Salmonella are bacteria causing intestinal infection called salmonellosis in humans and is transmitted through the consumption of foods contaminated with animal feces. In the case of industrial poultry Wright County Egg, infected rodents could cause contamination of Salmonella enteritidis, the FDA suspects. Industrial poultry also decided to pasteurize all its fresh stocks of eggs to kill the bacteria.
For the professional organization of producers, Egg Safety Center, an egg containing salmonella enteritidis bacteria “are rare in the United States.” “Just a few years it was estimated that about 20,000 eggs were contaminated, which means that most consumers may eat a contaminated egg once every 84 years,” says the producers. Some 40,000 people are victims of food poisoning caused by salmonella each year in the United States, according to the federal Centers for control and disease prevention (CDC) and many cases are never reported.
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