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Egg recall tied to salmonella grows to 380 million

August 18, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) -- A recall of eggs linked to a salmonella outbreak is being dramatically expanded to 380 million eggs.

Health officials said Wednesday that hundreds of people have been sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to eggs in three states and possibly more. A recall first announced last week was expanded from 228 million to 380 million eggs -- the equivalent of nearly 32 million dozen-egg cartons.

Eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa, were linked to several illnesses in the three states. Thoroughly cooking eggs can kill the bacteria. But health officials are recommending people throw away or return the recalled eggs.

Online:



Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/enteritidis

Egg Safety Center: http://www.eggsafety.org

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