The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued egg recall list expanded to 550 million bad eggs as a second Iowa company, Hillandale Farms joins the salmonella Iowa egg recall. Also, two other distributors, Fullerton in Illinois and Cal-Maine in Mississippi are voluntarily recalling their shell eggs as some may have come from Hillandale. Products from Wright County Egg P1720, P1942, P1026, P1413, and P1946 within the range of 136 to 229 have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella. Many retailers, like Kroger, are part of the egg recall. The egg recall lists 15 brands, including two new just added, Cardenas Market and Trafficanda Egg Ranch, suspected of salmonella made by the Iowa-based company for several states including, California, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina and Minnesota. Over 1000 cases of salmonella have been reported since June. Wright County Egg informs consumers to take any recalled cartons and eggs back to the store for a full refund. Several other states have been added to the expanded egg recall are Utah, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Wisconsin and Iowa. The egg recall lists 13 brands suspected of salmonella contamination are Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, Cardenas Market and Kemps. The Hillandale Farms brands are Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

An egg is fried on a stove near a carton on August 20, 2010. Iowa's Write County Egg has recalled as many as 380 million eggs, possibly tainted with salmonella, which are packaged under 19 name brands sold in 17 states. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn Photo via Newscom

The CDC egg recall is removing some 550 million eggs of grocery shelves. The affected brands are as follows:

For Wright County Egg: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Trafficanda Egg Ranch, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms, Cardenas Market, and Kemps. For Hillandale Farms: Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek.

The number of salmonella cases attributed to this Iowa egg recall has been growing rapidly. Many retailers like Kroger are affected by the egg recall. A few days ago, it stood around 300. CDC and FDA officials now believe the number is over 2,000 and climbing. The incidence of salmonella between May through July is more the five times higher than normal.

A second Iowa company, Hillandale Farms joins the list of recalled eggs. The Hillandale Farms brands are Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow, Wholesome Farms and West Creek. The number of eggs being recalled nearly doubled to 550 million. The Wright County Egg recall list expands to R1026, P1413, P1720, P1942 and P1946 within the range of 136 to 229. The Iowa egg recall lists 15 brands suspected of salmonella contamination including the latest added, Cardenas Market and Trafficanda Egg Ranch, along with Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Wright County Egg tells consumers to take any recalled cartons and eggs back to the store for a full refund. If you are uncertain, contact the Egg Safety Center hotline at 866-272-5582 or visit the website: http://www.eggsafety.org. The company has currently ceased distribution of shell eggs and is only making pasteurized egg products where the eggs are processed to kill any salmonella bacteria. Salmonella can cause serious fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pains. The elderly and those with existing chronic diseases can develop life-threatening infections

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