Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nationwide Egg Recall

The other day it was the chicken, today it is the egg.

Go to the kitchen and get your egg carton.  There's a stamp on it with a plant code - typically a letter and three numbers.  The numbers was the day of the year it was produced.  The letter was the plant that produced it.

If your egg carton is stamped with a "P" followed by a number that is anywhere between 136 to 225 you will want to be careful.   Mine are "J" eggs and now that I know how the stamp works, I can be a better shopper - always find out what day of the year it is or just grab the eggs with the highest number on the stamp.  That number is known as the Julian Day but that's another story.

Wright County Eggs of Galt, Iowa is proceeding with a voluntary recall due to a salmonella outbreak.  You know if you have their eggs with the "P" stamped on the carton.  Take them back to the store and get a refund.

In my case, I have 2 dozen eggs in the refrigerator and they're safe which is a good thing because I have a LOT of banana bread to make... seems I bought too many bananas and they're all going overripe at once.

If you want to read more on the egg recall, check the CS Monitor link here.  For me, I'm safe.  Whew, important when you bake as much as I do!

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